Fashion in Motion: inspired by Balenciaga

Produced as part of Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

On now until Sunday, 18 February 2018

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Fashion in Motion is a series of live catwalk shows hosted at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. 'Inspired by Balenciaga' showcased a unique collection created by Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Design Womenswear and BA Fashion Print students, in response to the archives of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria, Spain.

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Selection of designs inspired by Balenciaga, created by Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Design Womenswear and BA Fashion Print students. © University of the Arts London

Famed for his exquisite craftmanship and innovative designs, Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga was known as 'the master' of haute-couture. On Friday 24 March, Fashion in Motion showcased 15 contemporary designs directly inspired by Balenciaga's work – a collaboration between Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Design Womenswear and BA Fashion Print students, the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria and the V&A.

Drawing inspiration from the archives of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, the students have explored Balenciaga's pioneering use of fabrics, revolutionary shapes and exquisite attention to detail. Their creations were worn by 15 models who paraded through the V&A galleries, meeting at the imposing Raphael Gallery where visitors had the chance to see the designs up close and speak to the students about their work.

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Selection of designs inspired by Balenciaga, created by Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Design Womenswear and BA Fashion Print students. © University of the Arts London

This event was held in conjunction with the V&A's forthcoming exhibition Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

With thanks to Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum archives and Central Saint Martins Fashion Design Womenswear and BA Fashion Print courses.

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Selection of designs inspired by Balenciaga, created by Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Design Womenswear and BA Fashion Print students. © University of the Arts London

Explore previous Fashion in Motion catwalk events.

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