Balenciaga was formally founded in 1919 by Cristóbal Balenciaga as a fashion house in San Sebastian. In the 1930s and through the 1960s, Cristóbal Balenciaga dictated all the major fashion trends. Today, the House of Balenciaga is still synonymous with quality and a modernity that makes no concession to the time, the result of both its experimentation and its laboratory work on materials, volumes and techniques. Its mission is to perpetuate the dynamic influence and constant desire to refresh the codes of Cristóbal Balenciaga. Hailed as the “couturier or all couturiers”, Balenciaga has created an unequaled body of work that balances the simple and the measured with an eccentric, abstract boldness. Alexander Wang was appointed as the new Creative Director of Balenciaga in 2012, and is reverently returning to the fashion house’s iconic roots. Balenciaga eyewear incorporates the label’s vintage styles with elevated design details to create an avant-garde silhouette for the modern world. The baroque elements and characteristic Balenciaga stencils combine to create an eye-catching, inimitable collection that is distinctively haute couture. Alternating bold proportions and sinuous lines creates a perfect mix of the brand’s iconic heritage and contemporary touches throughout the eyewear aesthetic. Balenciaga’s architectural design and classic double “B” logo evoke a contrasting feminine, yet strongly androgynous appeal that makes their frames a true tour-de-force.