Balmain Fashion House
The famous Balmain fashion house was founded in 1945 by the renowned couturier Pierre Balmain, known for his elegant and super feminine Madame Jolie-style. In 2005 the fashion brand took a twist when Christophe Decarnin came on board as a head designer. With his outstanding, edgy, glamorous and sexy looks, he brought rock & roll to the catwalk, making Balmain into the most wanted fashion brand amongst trendsetting party girls and celebrities all over the world. From USA to France, to Denmark, UK and even South Korea… Balmainia really is everywhere!
The current head designer, Olivier Rousteing, has proved to possess the famous Balmain-DNA. Taking over Christophe Decarnin as a head designer? Those are quite some boots to fill. But Olivier did it. His collections still own the Balmain-signature look, but with a highly appreciated twist.
Spring/Summer collection 2013
The new Spring/Summer collection 2013 of Balmain is launched! In Olivier Rousteing's third collection as a head designer of the famous fashion house he goes for Latin cool with a 90's flare; he brought us back in time to when big shoulders of the oversized gangster proportion where in, topped off with tapered high-waisted trousers and accessorized to the max – inspired by singer Sade. Seen on the Balmain runway: exaggerated shoulders, lots of leather, varying diamond prints, pops of yellow for a nice summery feel, impeccable silhouettes, and touches of denim to complete the collection.