Balenciaga, Spring 2011
I am a big fan of Balenciaga, so it pains me to associate the label in my loathe section; however, the shoe collection they presented this spring was a bit unforgivable (as a Pisces, this is a harsh sentence...). Although they had some wearable, redeeming sandals, for the most part Balenciaga presented a strange Kurt Cobain meets "The Fifth Element" inspired collection that was neither aesthetically pleasing or flattering. There are few things less appealing than, after a winter full of trudging about in heavy boots, being greeted by spring with combat-style-loafers. Sure, there were glimmers of success but the severely cumbersome collection left me longing for a pair of bright and cheerful pink stiletto sandals... and I don't even like pink.