We're just days away from President-Elect Donald J. Trump's inauguration and, for some, it feels like nuclear winter is quickly approaching. Thankfully, Balenciaga Creative Director Demna Gvasalia is offering a way to stay warm, while also paying homage to what might have been if Presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders, was named Commander-in-Chief.
For Balenciaga's fall '17 collection, Gvasalia was still "Feeling the Bern," reappropriating Sanders' iconic logo onto the backs of bomber jackets. With Democrat Blue as the collection's feature color, this season delivered outerwear that calls for the campaign of "Balenciaga 2017."
Could this mark the beginning of luxury fashion brands running for President, much like reality stars have? Or just a not-so-subtle nod to the future many of us hoped for? Regardless, we're still buying all of Balenciaga's fashionable propaganda.
Since the election, fashion's been buzzing with how designers will respond to Trump's "Great" America. Many have called for boycotts of Melania and Ivanka, while others have likely realized it's not hard for a billionaire's wife to simply buy their brand off-the-rack. Karl Lagerfeld and Ralph Lauren announced today they'll be dressing the incoming first lady for Trump's Friday inauguration.