Fashion in Motion: inspired by Balenciaga

Produced as part of Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Ran from 27 May 2017 to 18 February 2018

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Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion 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.

Famed for his exquisite craftmanship and innovative designs, Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga was known as 'the master' of haute-couture. Drawing inspiration from the archives of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, the students 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.

Catwalk highlights

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
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
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

Behind the scenes

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

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

Explore previous Fashion in Motion catwalk events.