19 Balmain: out of this world

If this is what the future of fashion holds, we need to get there sooner.


Balmain’s latest line was nothing short of spectacular- but what else would you expect from Oliver Rousteing? In 2011, Rousteing was placed at the head of Balmain, being the youngest creative director (24 years old) since Yves Saint Laurent himself. The French-born designer graduated from Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode in 2003, where he was kickstarted his career working as a designer for Roberto Cavalli. He then transferred to a women’s ready-to-wear designer, and was consequently snatched up by Balmain in 2009. When Christophe Decarnin, Rousteing’s mentor and confidant, stepped down from his position as creative director in 2011, Rousteing took his place at the helm. And the rest is history…


This season Rousteing reworked the translucent, iridescent plastic trend we are seeing everywhere. He played with textures and structured silhouettes that have never been seen before with this kind of material- transforming a trend into something so elite, high fashion, and completely revolutionary. Basically- he’s a genius.


Rousteing, with his outer space army, extended Balmains reputation as an unique and edgy  trailblazer in the fashion industry.


We are very patiently- and when I say patiently, I mean D Y I N G- to see what he comes up with next.

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