If you could imagine being taken to a classy beach resort in the 70s you would have hit the nail on the head with Olivier Rousteing’s vision for his new collection.
Celebrities, top models and fashion elite all graced his show, eager to see what was next in store for the 2017 Balmain woman.
Kim Kardashian sat front row in a custom one piece crochet Balmain creation next to former editor in chief of Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld.
Taking a step back from his usual military inspired style, Olivier let out a “lightness and ease” to permeate through his new collection. Injecting multicolored bright hues, touches of flowing silhouettes and crocheted macramé graced the girls’ figures all while maintaining a rich at dusk.
While, other creations retained his signature form fitting intricate style that is intrinsically Olivier. Even though this collection was missing the beading and armor like details that we have known the Balmain woman to have, this new collection is no less strong and empowering.
The sleek styling of slick hair, a power red lip and fresh skin all tie in the impression of how Olivier sees the modern woman. One that is strong enough to not only be successful, but one that can do it and not have to wear armor, one that is strong enough in her own femininity to have a softer image to relay to the world.
I will always be pro-colorful ensembles and for me this collection delivers a wonderful representation of what is yet to come and it is exciting to see Olivier expand his signature looks.
Written By Heather Rochford