When Balenciaga officially revealed Le Dix, its first collection of handbags for Autumn/Winter 2013 designed by Alexander Wang, we knew they were as close to a game-changer for the brand as bags could be. Now their dramatic simplicity has been brought to life, courtesy of a video shot by Toby McFarlan Pond under the artistic direction of Wang, whose sharp light, quick cutaways, and playful music
See the full Le Dix collection here.
Given Wang's equally minimalistic, clean, and modern inaugural collection for the brand, it's not entirely surprising that his first line of bags for the iconic Parisian label followed suit. Also unsurprising is the fact that the collection's name — Le Dix, a subtle nod to the address of the original Balenciaga salon, 10 Avenue George V — recalls the brand's heritage, as Wang has eagerly immersed himself in the history of Balenciaga since his appointment was announced.
What Wang has ultimately done is succeed in creating a bag that excels in its simplicity — it doesn't hide behind embellishment but rather shows how modern timelessness can really be. Expect prices to be upwards of £1,000 when the bags go on sale shortly.
Le Dix Cartable in Forest Green
Le Dix Cartable Zip
Le Dix Cartable in Pearl Gray
Le Dix Pochette