Mixing street style demure, with authentic designs and Haute Couture heritage, Balenciaga eyeglasses are the height of fashion.
From haute couture to high fashion
Balenciaga was founded in San Sebastian in 1917 by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Over the course of the next 15 years, the brand would become the leading couturier of Spain, until the house moved to Paris in 1937 to open Maison Balenciaga, as a result of the Spanish Civil War. Balenciaga’s collections of the late 1930s would introduce elements, influences, and devices that would become hallmarks of his work and the brand remained a leader of Haute Couture, until 1968 when the last collection was presented. The house would then stay dormant for nearly 30 years until Nicolas Ghesquière became creative director in 1997, followed by Alexander Wang and the now current director, Demna Gvasalia, and it became what we know today.
Making the ordinary, extraordinary
Balenciaga is about innovation, being socially aware, leading instead of following, treating all people as equals, respecting a heritage in couture, creating looks for the everyday. The brand is making art, pushing the norms, and taking inspiration from ordinary items, and turning them into something extraordinary. Ultimately, it seeks to give power, strength, and confidence to its wearers.
The eyewear collection is as mixed as the brand’s inspiration, ranging from thin wire metal frames to thick cat-eye acetate frames. What unites the collection is its use of traditional luxury materials such as exclusive acetates and special multi-coating treatments. Unique details include the black double B monogram printed on the transparent nose pads for a floating effect or the logo which only ever appears on the left temple, guarantee you’re buying an original Balenciaga design.
Rare frame shapes and high-end production methods combine to create haute couture eyewear.