Balenciaga Did It, Gucci Looks To Harlem For Divine Design Inspiration

Cristobol Balenciaga came to Harlem for inspiration in the 1940’s, so it only makes sense that Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele would look for inspiration from Harlem too. Continue Reading →

Harlem Inspires Balenciaga In Cruise 2017 Wear

 Cristobol Balenciaga as always loved and been inspired by Harlem since his first visit in the 1940’s and now with their new Cruise 2017 Balenciaga gear.
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Balenciaga Canvas And Leather Tote, Noir Black Baby

Last year we found a rare picture taken by Cristobol Balenciaga visiting Harlem for ideas in the 1940’s, when we saw this minimalist shape, with a contemporary combination of crafted calfskin leather and cotton canvas it spoke to the timelessness of Harlem style. Continue Reading →

Balenciaga’s Harlem Style For Spring 2017

78ce6942f0d0779deb24cf27be49d2c7-57f0fadcf1bf6Since Cristobol Balenciaga visited Harlem in the 1940’s we better understand how the brand has been inspired by Harlem’s style, its history and its savoir faire. Continue Reading →

Harlem Street Style, NY 1940’s By Cristobol Balenciaga

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We love this timeless photograph taken by luxury fashion designer Cristobol Balenciaga of a Harlem man with Harlem style impeccably dressed strolling on a Harlem street during the 1940’s. Continue Reading →