Balenciaga's Resort 2018 Collection Is a Hodgepodge of Trends We Definitely Didn't Ask for - Fashionista

Balenciaga's Resort 2018 Collection Is a Hodgepodge of Trends We Definitely Didn't Ask for

But we'll likely end up wearing anyway.
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A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

If you've been listening to our previous podcast episodes, you've heard our very own Tyler share her conspiracy theory about how Demna Gvasalia-for-Balenciaga is a performance art piece. With every collection, the Georgian designer has somehow given high-fashion makeovers to the most absurd or unexpected items (see: platform Crocs, "Bern-lanciaga," supermarket bags, Ikea totes and a feather boa that you can find for under $15 at your local arts-and-crafts store). Our initial reaction is usually disbelief, maybe a little mockery, but after a few months, we're dressed in exactly what we were buzzing about — or, at least, those who can actually afford to wear it are. 

With Balenciaga's Resort 2018 collection, released on Wednesday, Gvasalia has presented a hodgepodge of trend-worthy items that we definitely did not ask for. Read on to find out what we'll all end up wearing anyway.

Scrunchies

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

This '90s and '00s hair accessory's comeback has been a topic of conversation at the Fashionista office for some time now, and we're still on the fence on whether or not we're here for it. But perhaps the high-end approval from a major fashion house like Balenciaga might just convince us to reintroduce our scrunchies stock from our teenage years.

Nail Art

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

It's time to revive your Pinterest board of nail art ideas from 2012. Gvasalia has been toying with the manicure trend for a few seasons now — remember the pierced nails look? — and it's still going strong. Find us at Paintbox or Chillhouse tonight.

Statement Leggings

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

Just when we were getting used to Gvasalia's bold, bright spandex leggings from Spring 2017, he has decided to one-up his designs with garish motifs and patterns, like the floral-meets-animal print mashup you see above. We wonder who will dare to wear these during the street style roundups come next fashion month.

Cocktail Rings

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

Dainty jewelry just won't do anymore. Go with the biggest baubles you can find for your next stacked-rings look.

Colored Tights

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

Oh, you're excited that it's tights season? Well, I'll see your trusty opaque black tights and raise you with a pair that comes in neon pink, ya n00b.

Tourist Merch

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

A look from Balenciaga's Resort 2018 show. Photo: Balenciaga

"I went to [insert far-flung location here] because my bag says so." Instagram geo-tags aren't enough to show how well-traveled you are. (Maybe you should make a pit stop at the airport gift shop, after all.) This is also proof that #merch is a trend that will live forever and just keep evolving and literally take over everyone's entire wardrobe until we die.

See Balenciaga's entire Resort 2018 collection in the gallery below.

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