I deeply admire the work of Cristobel Balenciaga, one of fashion's great masters from the past. He developed striking silhouettes and cuts that carried over to today, especially noticeable in the Balenciaga label. I particularly like the controlled volume and clean cuts that are the features of the garments and the contrast between the florals and graphic prints. In fact, Balenciaga is still one of my favourite brands and I think Nicholas Ghesquiere has managed to retain the essence of Cristobel's aesthetic while making it modern. Even though past fashion might seem out-of-date, there is much to admire and learn from it. Other than Balenciaga, I enjoy viewing the threads of vintage Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent as well.