Balenciaga AW2013 "Join a Weird Trip" Bomber Jacket

Balenciaga AW2013 "Join a Weird Trip" Bomber Jacket


AW2013 was Ghesquire’s parting gift to Balenciaga. His final collection featured the ruthlessly efficient tailoring one could expect from him, but with a romanticism foreign to his past work. Perhaps a sense of culmination within him imbued a romantic nostalgia into the work. The jackets remained razor sharp, with fitted shoulders and cropped cuts, but he relented on the pants, giving them a looser cut that gave an “out-of-era” sense to the outfits, conjuring feelings of the long passed, love-lorn French decadents.

While this jacket didn’t grace the runway, it has since reverberated throughout pop culture in a way little if any of Ghesquire’s work managed too before. The print, additionally shown on shirts, tank tops, and sweaters, graced a veritable who’s-who of celebrities. However, while the tops used a mere print of the graphic, here the image is delicately embroidered. True to the rock n roll aesthetics of the print, the silhouette can be attributed to vintage tour jackets, with a cropped fit and glimmering gold pinstripe cuffs. This jacket exudes luxury of the highest and most exclusive order.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: 44

Shoulder: 18in (approximated because of raglan sleeves)

Pit to pit: 19.5in

Length: 23.5in

Sleeve: 32in (measured from neckline)

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