Famous for his inventive silhouettes, Cristόbal Balenciaga transformed fashion with sculpted shoulders, high-waist dresses and kimono-style coats, inspiring many a designer. Central to the brand, the Balenciaga bags, like the Velo and City, maintain their place in the spotlight, with Alexander Wang’s new sophisticated styles sure to claim It-bag status in an instant.

Like a breath of fresh air, Demma Gvasalia fuses that inherently Balenciaga balance of innovation and elegance with his own edgy, urban touch.