After some seasons in which I haven’t attended the Balmain show, today I can say the show was spectacular!
Olivier Rousteing was inspired by his personal life, as an adopted he has always been asking questions about his roots, heritage and adaptation in society. Therefore, he created an inclusive collection that, no matter where you come from you’ll fit in. This is also the subject of his documentary “Wonder boy”, nominated for best documentary at the Cesar Awards.
I loved the way the models walked through the catwalk with a solid equestrian vibe collection. It’s balmain’s army, they came out of the arches in groups of three or four models at the time.
Classy structured silhouettes in long camel capes with golden buttons, classic Balmain blazers in several colors and variations. The trends are all about layering and lots of hanging fabric. Of course, Olivier couldn’t miss the characteristic shoulder pads that give a stronger look to who’s wearing them, lots of pleats in the clothes and, as well as in the shoes, he plays with draping and emphasizes women’s body in a positive way.
The collection began with casual looks and, as it went by, some evening dresses started to come out with many details, such as maximized ruffles, sleeveless, short skirts with large volumes in red and black colors.
The accessories are stunning pieces that gave the collection a wow effect, the large bags with the letter ”B” printed in the middle, up-to-the-knee leather boots in many colors and what about those huge belts with golden chapes? I need them assap!
For me, this collection makes women feel stronger and empowered, I love all the amazing details and the color palette that Olivier chose in classic fall colors such as camel, whites, green, brown and orange.