Balenciaga, which has been part of Kering since 2001, is one of the most influential names in fashion. Founded by Spanish-born Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1917 and established in Paris in 1937, the iconic French fashion house defined the concept of modernity and elegance through the mastery of techniques and the use of innovative fabrics. In 2015, Demna Gvasalia has been appointed as artistic director. With his strong vision, masterful cuts, innovative techniques and understanding of the now, he keeps pushing boundaries. Balenciaga offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and accessories.