Balenciaga SA, the global fashion leader is now out of the top ten indexes of Lyst, a reporting index. The list is topped by Prada, followed by Gucci, and Moncler in second and third ordinal positions respectively.
In the November of 2022, the brand was in controversial news for an advertising campaign that sexualized minor members.
Balenciaga SA: Bio
Balenciaga SA is a fashion house headquartered in France. It has employees from a range of 1,000 to 5,000; and offers worldwide services. The holding company of Balenciaga is Kering, a multinational corporation with a specialization in luxury goods, based in France.
Its primary focus is in the industry of Clothing and Clothing Accessories Retailers and specializes in luxury, ready-to-wear, accessories, fashion, and Kering. The brand has a focus on jewelry other than retail luxury goods.
Balenciaga SA: Key People
The key people of the brand are Cédric Charbit, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); Demna Gvasalia, the Creative Director; Martina Tiefenthaler, the Chief Creative Officer; Ludivine Pont, the Chief Marketing Officer.
Balenciaga SA: Products – A Detailed View
The brand offers products such as ready-to-wear, coats, jackets, denim, dresses, shirts, tops, blouses, knitwear, pants, and skirts, as well as handbags, shoes, jewelry, and accessories for men, women, and kids. Balenciaga serves customers worldwide.
The products that rule the women’s section are draped mini dresses, turtle neck dresses, mini dresses, a line crewneck dresses, Crush XS Chain bag quilted black, tench coat gowns, maxi crewneck dresses, buster tops, loose shorts, hourglass jackets, five-pocket baggy trousers, Cities Paris sweatshirt regular fit, and ankle cut jeans,
Crush XS Chain bag quilted white, Crush small chain bag quilted, Hourglass XS handbag with rhinestones, Furry hourglass small handbag with strap, Hourglass XS Handbag Crocodile Embossed (white and silver), Hourglass XS handbag box, LE Cagole XS shoulder bag, LE Cagole XS shoulder bag with rhinestones, LE Cagole XS shoulder bag in patent fabric, LE Cagole XS shoulder bag with ruffles, Hourglass wallet on chain box, Hourglass wallet on chain crocodile embossed, Hourglass XS wallet on chain in sparkling fabric, envelope long coin and card holder, and envelope mini wallet,
Hourglass earnings, hourglass XL earnings, Hourglass XL Choker, Hourglass bracelet, and garde robe signet ring,
Cagole 90 MM boot, Cagole 90 MM Bootie, Cagole 90 MM Boot Metalized, Cagole 90 MM Pump, Knife 110 MM Pump, XL Pump 110 MM, Square Knife 80 MM Pump, Mallorca 80 MM Bootie, Bulldozer lace-up boot, Bulldozer Chelsea boot, Bulldozer mini boot, Strike 20 MM Lace up boot, Paris high top trainers, and runner trainers
The products that rule the men’s section mirror Balenciaga patched T-shirt hoodie oversized, drawstring cargo trousers, tracksuit jacket, tracksuit trousers, hand-drawn BB icon oversized jacket, relaxed jeans, hourglass coat, cocoon shirt, five-pocket baggy trousers, caps long sleeve t-shirt oversized, large fit tailored trousers, raglan coat, logomania all over shirt large fit, raw edge,
Steroid boot, bulldozer Chelsea boot, steroid derby, bulldozer lace-up boot, hummer derby, runner trainers, runner graffiti trainers, and defender trainers,
Superbusy large sling bag, explorer backpack, signature medium belt pack BB monogram jacquard canvas, explorer backpack, super busy belt bag,
Force double earrings, force horn earrings, skate tag earrings, utility 2.0 ring, mono cat 2.0 sunglasses, spike rectangle sunglasses, 3B sports icon beanie, hand-drawn BB icon cap – black and white, mini shopping bag, and shopping phone holder crocodile embossed.
Balenciaga SA: Origin
Balenciaga SA was founded in 1919 in San Sebastián, Spain. It was founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre, a renowned Spanish fashion designer. The brand later expanded and opened branches in multiple sites including Barcelona, and Madrid.
Balenciaga moved the headquarters to Paris in France when the Civil War hit Spain and he was forced to shut down the stores. The brand was established in France in 1937. Although the origin of the fashion house was rooted in Spain it is widely regarded as a French fashion house.
Balenciaga SA: Protégés Produced
Balenciaga has nurtured notable designers such as Emanuel Ungaro, a French fashion designer and founder of the Emanuel Ungaro fashion house; Andre Courreges, a French fashion designer and the co-founder of Couture house; Oscar de la Renta, a Dominican – American fashion designer and the founder of his fashion house.
The French fashion designer and the founder of Givenchy, the perfume and luxury fashion house, Hubert de Givenchy is the most illustrious and esteemed protégé that Balenciaga ever produced.
Balenciaga SA: Creative Directors Throughout The History
The Georgian fashion designer Demna Gvasalia has been serving as the creative director of the brand since 2015.
Cristóbal Balenciaga was the first creative director of the brand who served in the position from 1919 to 1968. Michel Goma held the job from 1987 to 1992..
From 1992 to 1997 Josephus Thimister became the creative director. Nicolas Ghesquière served in the position from the year 1997 to the year 2012. After that, the title position was held by Alexander Wang from 2013 to 2015.