While people of all shapes, sizes, and even careers walked for Vetements the past few seasons, Demna Gvasalia used a similar approach for Balenciaga's men. This season, Gvasalia took a page from the Dolce & Gabbana book and centered his show around the idea of family.
It's Domenico (Dolce) and Stefano (Gabbana) who typically celebrate motherhood with their shows. Each runway appearance of the brand feels like an intimate, joyous, Italian family gathering. For Balenciaga, Gvasalia dared to show man as a family-oriented being.
Is this a step forward for fashion and society? The clothes, which were expectedly amazing, were the last thing I noticed when looking at this show. Showing these men as dads, as nurturers, takes away the pressure from women to be in this role.
This is what I love about fashion and art. It's so much more than just fabric on a model. When utilized properly, fashion can convey messages powerful enough to alter the dichotomy of the world we live in.
Although these children do look a little confused as to why they're being paraded before a crowd of fashion insiders and celebrities.
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