French fashion house Balenciaga was founded in 1918 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, one of the greatest couturiers in fashion history. From October 2015, the new creative director, Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia, continues to renew the brand identity with great originality and inspiration. Demna Gvasalia has catapulted Balenciaga into a postmodern era where street meets couture. The designer fuses the house’s historical codes of impeccable tailoring with pop culture-laden playfulness. Cult pieces include voluminous puffer and parka coats, logo T-shirts and the highly coveted Triple S and Speed sneakers.