For Balenciaga Fall Winter 2022 ‘The Lost Tapes,’ creative director Demna (FKA Demna Gvasalia), presented The Lost Tape collection. Inspired by a time when fashion was alive with raw ideas and anti-fashion deconstruction, the underground served as the leading force for change. Defined by the people that made the 90s era what it was, a series of films were directed by Harmony Korine and repurposed for the collection.
Additionally, in a very Balenciaga way, Demna asked Diane Pernet to write a review on the collection in the old style that critics such as Cathy Horny became celebrated for before criticism was leveled by the crushing forces of marketing. Today, the philosophy that ‘what’s good is what sells’ endures. Read it in full below. Images and films courtesy of Balenciaga.