Balenciaga was founded in 1918 by Cristobal Balenciaga in Spain. Since then it has matured to one on the top tier designer houses in the world. Balenciaga was known for his innovative designs, the sculptural volumes and strict modernity, especially in the world of haute couture. Today, Balenciaga shows a completely different side. Casual, sporty and also a little provocative - these characteristics describe Balenciaga best. In the recent years, Balenciaga has been able to create great hype through sneakers like the Balenciaga Triple S or the Balenciaga Speedtrainer. Partly responsible for this great resurgence of Balenciaga is the Georgian fashion designer and Vetements co-founder Demna Gvasalia.