Editor’s Picks for August – Balenciaga is hot!


The height of summer—August means fun in the sun: music festivals, sporting events, and summer holidays. And no designer styles this summer better than Balenciaga, with their sporty, bold outfits as displayed on this season’s runway. When Alexander Wang was appointed creative director at Balenciaga, he became known for his sporty ensembles, being a fan of activewear’s functionality and ease of wear. But this season, he took the sport-fashion look to new levels with an array of vibrant bags, shoes, and dresses inspired by the sporting world.

With mesh panels, “go faster” stripes, and a dress made of sneaker fabric, Balenciaga is making a statement about this summer’s fashion. And that statement is…be bold, active, and striking in your fashion choices!

So here are our three favourites for August that really sport the active-stylish look and make a strong statement…

Classic City Leather Tote

We love this classic city tote by Balenciaga! Made of shiny lamb leather, this iconic bag will really get you noticed this summer. In “Juane Fluo” neon yellow, it not only screams out to be noticed, but evokes the excitement and passion of tennis. This striking yellow is a spectacular homage to the tennis ball.

Statement studs and high-shine hardware detailing give this handbag a sophisticated edge. With tote handles and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap, it fulfils the active breif, being both versatile and wearable.

This vibrant bag is perfect for festivals—dressed down with cropped flared jeans and a and bold festival make-up trends. For summer parties, dress it up with sexy studded heels and a statement dress!


Arena High-top Leather Sneakers

Nothing evokes summer better than these Arena High-top Sneakers by Balenciaga! Another homage to favourite summer sport tennis—this neon yellow “Juane Fluo” shade will leap out from the crowd.

With soft textured lamb leather and a matching rubber sole, these sneakers are super cool and super comfy. But make no mistakes, their clean lines and silver-toned hardware add a touch of luxury to the sports vibe.

Wear them with pretty, feminine dresses to sport that effortless cool-girl look, or with cropped boy-fit jeans for a casual daytime outfit.


Woven Neoprene Dress

This summer’s “go to” dress is Balenciaga’s Woven Neoprene number. With polo-inspired red and navy blue stripes and a woven v-neck panel, this dress creates an ambience of sporty-chic. The “scuba” neoprene fabric is breathable and light, partially-lined, with a full navy back. When it comes to supremely comfortable and high-fashion, Balenciaga knows best!

As presented on the catwalk, wear simple black mid-heel boots for a casual but bold daytime outfit. Dress it up at night with strappy studded high heels and bright red lipstick.

So this August, remember to be adventurous with your fashion choices—wear statement items in vibrant colours to really get heads turning!