Everything About Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2024 Show

In the City of Angels, Demna’s elite guestlist sat perched in rows at Hancock Park, the Hollywood sign flanked in the distance between the palm trees.

Celebrities at Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2024 show.

Balenciaga’s Pre-Fall 2024 presentation took place against the famous background of the Hollywood sign in a fashion extravaganza that can only be described as strange, expressing Demna’s heartfelt devotion to the city he reveres as his cultural crucible. The Georgian creative director revealed his feelings, calling Los Angeles his “favourite city in the world,” and crediting much of his cultural development to the cinematic and musical influences he acquired as a teenager.

With their mostly black attire, Balenciaga’s gothic entourage made a dramatic impression against the well-kept Windsor Boulevard in Hancock Park. It was as though they were entering a brightly coloured Tim Burton film or going to a funeral in sunny Transylvania. After the brand’s presentation at the New York Stock Exchange last year, this was its second destination display in the US.

The collection itself captured the free-spirited vibe of Los Angeles, skillfully fusing modern sneakers, gym bags, and athletic clothing with velour jumpsuits and high-heeled shearling boots inspired by Y2K. From the heyday of Steven Meisel’s Hollywood shot to the current Erewhon smoothie-carrying celebrity, the contrast of styles portrayed the progression of the city and fashion.

One chapter of the collection was dedicated to activewear, showcasing simple yet stylish pieces such as shorts, bras, leggings, and sweatshirts. Drawing inspiration from the American trend of velour tracksuits and the fashionable looks of celebrities photographed on the streets, Balenciaga unveiled new versions of this athletic attire. Notably, low-cut pants, some daring underwear, and cropped hooded jackets added a trendy and edgy touch.

Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2024 show.

Continuing with the theme of experimentation, Balenciaga presented a neo-grunge section featuring oversized and layered clothing. The collection featured standout pieces, including asymmetrical cutout pants, a hand-embroidered leopard-print coat, outdoor hotel slippers, and leather bags lined with a nylon tote. This avant-garde fusion of styles showcased Balenciaga’s commitment to pushing boundaries and redefining fashion norms.

The grand finale of the show was dedicated to evening wear, where the shapes and silhouettes exuded a highly structured and sophisticated aesthetic. Many of these garments expertly merged the past and present, paying homage to original designs created by the legendary Cristóbal Balenciaga himself. This seamless blend of historical references and modern design elements exemplified the timeless elegance and innovation that defines the Balenciaga brand.

Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2024 show.
Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2024 show.
Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2024 show.

In addition to the captivating clothing collection, Balenciaga introduced a range of new and highly desirable accessories. Notably, the limited edition Cagole Tote XL was unveiled to pay homage to the iconic Le City bag by Balenciaga launched in 2001 in an oversized format. This accessory promises to become a must-have item for fashion enthusiasts. Furthermore, Balenciaga surprised the audience with a new collaboration: Balenciaga for New York-based high jewellery and watchmaking house Jacob & Co. The exclusive high jewellery line is crafted from 18-carat white gold and diamonds, showcasing Balenciaga’s foray into the world of fine jewellery. The collection includes four designs: a chunky necklace and bracelet in a link theme, a thin necklace and an oversized two-finger ring in a text theme, boldly displaying the full name “Balenciaga.”

As the show concluded, fashion enthusiasts witnessed the arrival of the new 10XL sneaker. This avant-garde shoe boasts an extreme shape, pushing the boundaries of Balenciaga’s exploration of exaggeration and further solidifying the brand’s distinctive signature silhouette.

The show also had an incredible front row with Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Cardi B, Nicole Kidman and many more stars who stepped out at the Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2024 show in Los Angeles.

Kim Kardashian at Balenciaga’s Pre-Fall front row.

Balenciaga’s Pre-Fall 24 collection in Los Angeles exemplifies the brand’s commitment to innovation, creativity, and pushing boundaries. Fusing Californian fashion codes and cinematic inspiration, the collection offers a fresh perspective on style. From vibrant activewear to neo-grunge pieces and elegant evening wear, Balenciaga once again proves itself to be at the forefront of the fashion industry, captivating the audience with its unique vision and unwavering dedication to pushing fashion boundaries.