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Paris Fashion Week: Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2015

17/11/2017 23:13 GMT

Alexander Wang's Spring/Summer 2015 collection for Balenciaga hit the Paris Fashion Week catwalk today. And it was pretty spectacular.

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PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 24: Models walk the runway at the Balenciaga Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 24, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)


With geometric shapes and a modernist black, white and pale pastel palette, Wang was all about the texture play for the new season, reworking classic netting into exciting new silhouettes and oversized honeycomb-shaped designs on sheer dresses, tops, skirts and as pocket details on sleeveless coats and trousers.

There were also beaded details and new takes on chiffon with ruched, textured tops, in homage to the extravagant embroideries Cristobal Balenciaga was renowned for, teamed with functional, Tour de France-inspired accessories and accents (rubber bands on sunglasses, bike chains turned jewellery pieces) that captured Wang's signature athletic spirit.

Hot pants were teamed with Matrix-style long coats and futuristic aviator shades (which perfectly complemented the smoky mirrored catwalk), with plenty of peek-a-boo details (and lots of sheer shoulders and sleeves) for an elegant-meets-sexy collection.

Happily, shoes were flat (think beaded or lace-up sandals), making them appealing for even the youngest front-row guest, baby North West, to enjoy. And yes, she was better dressed than we've ever been for her first-ever catwalk show.

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Check out highlights from the show below and don't miss the latest from fashion week.

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