CRISTÓBAL BALENCIAGA

Som jeg skrev I dette indlæg, så laver jeg gen lille serie om mine ynglings designere. Det har været svært for mig at vælge for jeg har mange. Men jeg skulle vælge ellers ville listen blive for lang. Jeg har valgt at se på en designer far alle årtier fra 1910erne til 1960erne. Nogle af designerne har været ledende i alle årtier, nogle er stadig ledende og andre har i muligvis ikke hørt om.

 

 

As I wrote in this blogpost, I am making a little potpourri of my favorite designers. It was difficult for me to choose. I felt I was disordering some darlings because I had to remove some of my list. Otherwise, there was going to be a bit too many.

I have chosen to look into the decades from the 1910 to the 1960. Some of the designers have been leading in all decades, some of them are still leading or there legacy do. Some of them most of you possibly never heard of.

Den første jeg vil se på er Cristóbal Balenciaga. En spansk designer som blev født i 1895. Han var kun 19 år da han åbnede sit først modehus i San Sebastia i Spanien (1914). Under den Spanske borgerkrig flyttede han til Pris og åbnede et Balenciaga hus. I 1960erne blev det samme hus blev lukket og Cristóbal Balenciaga døde i 1972. Mellem 1968 og 1987 blev der ikke designet nogle kollektioner. Men i 1989 åbnede der butikker på ny. I dag er Balenciaga blevet opkøbt af Gucci gruppen og er blevet et af de mest populære modehuse i verden.

Cristóbal Balenciaga er kendt som en af de store efterkrigstids modeskabere. Hans stil var elegant med klassiske former utrolige detaljer og en fantastisk forarbejdning. Han mestrede både det at sy, konstruere og drapere – måske det er en af hemmelighederne ved at være en god designer? Mange af de designere som har arbejdet for ham er selv blevet store designere med eget modehus. Her taler vi om designere som Oscar de la rente, Emanuel Ungarro og Hubert Givenchi.

Cristóbal Balenciaga og Christian Dior var rivaler og spørgsmålet om hvem der var den mest elegant er ofte blevet stillet. Men Dior skulle engang have sagt at Cristóbal Balenciaga er “mesteren”

The first I will look at, is Cristóbal Balenciaga. A Spanish designer born in 1895. He was only 19 years old when he opened his first fashion house in San Sebastia in Spain (1914). Under the Spanish Civil War, he moved to Paris and opened the Balenciaga fashion house. In the 1960s the Balenciaga houses was closed and Cristóbal Balenciaga died in 1972. Between 1968 and 1987 the balanciarga hous did not designed any collektions. In 1989 the first stores was opned again. Today Belanciarga is owned by the Gucci grope and today is one of the most it- fashion houses in the world.

Balenciaga is known as one of the great post war designers. His style was impeccably elegant, with classic shapes and extraordinary detailing and craftsmanship. He mastered the art of sewing, cutting and draping. Maybe that is one of the big secrets of being a great designer. Many of the disigners who has worked for Cristóbal Balenciaga ended up with their own brand, designers as Oscar del la Rente, Emanuel Ungarro and Hubert Givenchi all has designed for Balenciaga.

Cristóbal Balenciaga and Christian Dior was rivals and the question has always been, who was the most elegant” however Dior said that Cristóbal Balenciaga was the “master”

Han var uden tvivl en mester. Hans måde at bruge materialer på var Utraditionel. Måden har fik tøjet til at se så ubesværet let ud og samtidig så dramatisk. og den måde hvor på han altid fik tøj til at se ud som om det var blevet pustet på kvindekroppen.

He definitely was a master, his bold and fashion forward way of using materials, the way he made clothes look effortless and dramatic at the same time and how he always made ot look like is just flowed onto the female body. 

Elegant and dramatic at the same time (all pictures from pinterest)

The details are to die for

And the way they are used are amazing

The silluets of the coats are always moved away from the body. however, it is still elegant, feminine and so effortless to look at

This is the modern version from 2006

One of the things I love the most about Cristóbal Balenciagas designs are the dramatic sleeves, I think it shows how he was influenced by his Spanish heritage and culture.