Balenciaga to Combine Men's and Women's Shows

Starting with the brand's Fall 2018 show.

Fashion is continuing to trend toward a disinterest in dividing by gender (here's hoping it's not a trend at all, and that we can abolish archaic categories altogether). Balenciaga is the latest house to announce that it will no longer split its men's and women's shows, beginning with its Fall 2018 show in March. 

The French brand follows in the footsteps of Gucci, Burberry, Dsquared2, and more who have opted to combine their collections. And while creative director Demna Gvasalia has not made a statement as to why (he's not much for making verbal statements as it is — just aesthetic ones), it's likely another attempt to dismantle the unnecessarily confusing fashion week machine. (Gvasalia did announce that Vetements, his other label, would stop showing altogether earlier this year, after all.)

Whatever the reason, we're all for streamlining the system.  



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