The house of Balenciaga 2014 resort jewelry collection from Alexander Wang is all about clean lines. For those who adore simplicity, this black and white line will be something to yearn for. The details of this collection make the line what it is: there are clean cuts, draping elements, fisherman hats done in the bucket style as well as chain handle totes, sandals with plastic fringes details and even gold anklets.
The jewelry collection itself is home to spiral hoops, tube necklaces and bangles. The pieces in this new resort line from Balenciaga show the metal’s versatility and relevance. It brings this tried and true metal color to a new, contemporary audience through their jewelry.
This is Alexander Wang’s first resort collection. He was brought on by Balenciaga in 2012 as the new creative director. They wanted him to explore the brand’s heritage whilst still bring his edgy aesthetics to the new designs. And he has delivered with this new, 99.9% black and white line. The only hold outs in the black and white theme are the above mentioned gold anklet straps and the jewelry’s darkened malachite glow. The two-tone palette he has chosen really shines through in the line’s jewelry.
Basically, Wang chose to complete this new resort line with jewelry pieces designed to borrow from Balenciaga’s vintage designs. These vintage designs were his inspiration.
In addition to clothing and jewelry, this resort collection includes a very cool handbag. This piece will be among the ‘most wanted’ in the line. It is a very simple tote bag complete with a heavy chain-linked handle. It is truly the piece that Wang was brought on make. It may incite a preorder, and buying, frenzy.
This ready to wear collection, including jewelry, handbags, shoes and clothing, is available online.