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Multi-label luxury fashion e-commerce stores Net-A-Porter (for women) and Mr. Porter (for men) has just announced an exciting upcoming launch of two different capsule collections with Paris-based Maison Balenciaga, which will be available come 22 January on both sites. The launch marks the first time Balenciaga has ever collaborated on women’s and men’s exclusive collections with a retail partner under Creative Director (and one of fashion’s naughtiest and most influential provocateurs of the moment) Demna Gvasalia.

The collection encompasses of ready-to-wear pieces, bags, jewellery and accessories in limited-edition colours and prints across archetypal styles from the S/S ’18 runway shows. Here, we take a look at the key pieces to take note off.

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Net-A-Porter will be launching 53 different pieces from the collection, which has everything from jersey tees and hoodies to printed woven shirts and dresses. Outerwear and denim pieces including two jean styles and a jacket will also be available.

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The iconic Pantashoe (we like to call it “bootgings”, a term we coined ourselves) is produced in an exclusive cobalt blue colourway with a striking metal chain print, while key accessories include quilted aluminium bags with chain straps. The cult Knife bootie and the Speed sneaker also now comes in a goptiontion that will exclusively be sold on Net-A-Porter.

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Mr. Porter’s selection will consist of 34 pieces with a focus on outerwear and sweaters. Many of the ready-to-wear pieces are embroidered with the new (and already iconic) “BB Mode” logo. The e-commerce store will also launch an exclusive version of the Triple S sneaker in green and two Speed Sock sneakers with “BB” detailing.

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Both capsule collections will launch with one joint social and digital campaign, which was shot and styled by Balenciaga collaborators Mr. Johnny Dufort and Ms. Lotta Volkova. The campaign is inspired by and features Balenciaga’s ready-to-wear pieces worn in everyday situations. So cool.

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