Balmain S/S 2013

Mixing Cuba and ’90s. An interesting combination Olivier Rousteing followed for Balmain’s S/S collection, and spectacular nonetheless. Meticulous embellishment was once again in the spotlight -a permanent quality of the house- glams up the oh-so-beloved dynamic mini-dresses that were designed to resemble the Cuban bamboo chairs. Goal achieved. Besides that, talented Mr. Rousteing must ‘ve…

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Balmain F/W 2012

Everyone knows a Balmain collection is all about sculptural shoulders. This season, though, under Olivier Rousteing’s creative eye, the trademark jacket has been redesigned to form a boxier, slightly oversized, silhouette. Manifested in both jackets and blazers, the outerwear came in an array of colors and designs, from quilted needlepoint and exaggerated pockets to Baroque…


The New Head Fashion Designers

Expect some changes on the runways, here is the latest checklist of head designers from top fashion houses. From Cacharel and Balmain to Chloe and Sonia Rykiel, learn who is designing your favorite labels.


Balmain S/S 2012

Olivier Rousteing had some pretty big shoes to fill this season, as the new 25-year-old designer stepped in with the sudden departure of Christophe Decarnin, as creative director of the 66-year-old label Balmain. Having worked under Christophe Decarnin for two years, all eyes were on him to see what the young protégé had to offer…

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Balmain Announces New Creative Director

“After a period of uncertainty, we have the official news: Olivier Rousteing, a French designer who grew up in Bordeaux, is Balmain’s new Creative Director. Christophe Decarnin left the fashion house following some health problems that stopped him attending the 2011-12 show. The firm has just formalised the role of the new designer, who will…