Balenciaga’s Robot Reckoning

Existential anxieties bubble over in Balenciaga’s latest SS22 campaign, replete with cybernetic face coverings, exoskeleton suits, and Matrix-esque headpieces designed by Ikeuchi Hiroto. Balenciaga’s robots are dystopia and post-humanism dressed in couture. Bearing in mind, it’s certainly not the first time that Demna Gvasalia has prophesied doomsday, the designer oft sends post-apocalyptic garb down water-soaked…

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