Je t’aime Balmain. Every season I lust over the latest collection coming down the runway. Always sexy, always intricate and always the coolest people can be found wearing it. The price tags are a small fortune but sometimes fashion is just worth it. Balmain is the leader in this look with many other designers and high street brands following their direction. The house was founded in 1945 but was given new life in 2005 when Christophe Decarnin was hired as head designer. He brought an entirely new point of view into the brand and made it one of the most exciting fashion houses in the business. The role changed hands again 2 years ago when Olivier Rousteing took over and stepped it up even another notch with his own personal touch.
For the ladies they are known for their exquisite leather jackets, shredded tees, ultra skinny trousers and way too short skirts and dresses. For the guys they offer a softer rock n' roll look with lighter colours and textures but still the lean, killer and unmistakable lines that are all Balmain.
Here are my favourite looks from the Spring 2012 Collections.
Spring 2012 Ready-To-Wear
Spring 2012 Mens
PHOTO CREDITS: Style.com