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Autumn 12

The 1980s went futuristic at Balenciaga with kitsch printed sweatshirts, high-waisted, high-shine track pants and metallic lamé tops. Last season’s boxier jackets were still there, this time with rounded shoulders and curved shapes across voluminous tops and outerwear. Shape was as important as ever with cinched waists accentuating hips and shoulders – not flattering for all, so for those averse to accentuating hips, structured coats with wide contrast lapels were more commercial. The tonal grey, black and white palette was interrupted by fuchsia, lime and cobalt blue and high shine played a key role with metallic and iridescent treatments which, along with the strong shoulders, added to the 1980s feel. Designer Nicolas Ghesquière successfully injected modern design via fabric and shape to avoid this being a 1980s throwback.

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