There have been several collections has caught my eye. However, there is one collection of them all which truly express myself in with my “martial fashion aesthetic”. Balmain‘s lookbook for their new collection is truly an extraordinary work of art. Creative Director Olivier Rousteing infuses Asian-inspired swagger into his empire of luxe leather jackets and biker jeans, resulting in wooly kimonos, ornate red dragon-colored woodblock prints, and Nehru blazers. The karate Gi is used from karate practitioners (karateka) as a uniform. As for modern times, The Kimono is only used in Japanese traditional ceremonies.
Great minds truly think alike (I.E. Yves Saint Laurent with Christian Dior). It’s great to see one of the most prestigious fashion houses expressing an aesthetic close to mine in a much more elaborate way shows I am not alone. Fashion exudes us in many way. This collection is it for me.. I love it!
Despite the fact Balmain is known for there extreme edgy, rocker and military looks, their new designer will perhaps be seeking a different aesthetic regards to design. Will this lose interest in the consumer who supported Balmain’s concept and design? Maybe. Nevertheless, who needs fairweather supporters when you tend to deliver luxurious quality.. Does that mean will you see me purchase any Balmain in the near future. #Wishfulthinking lol.
A while ago, I gave you guys the scoop based on the status of Christophe Decarnin’s status regarding his
position at Balmain. After 6 years with the label, turns out the designer was released based on certain discrepencies while Olivier Rousteing being the new designer.
Although he joined the Paris fashion house back in 2009, he worked with Roberto Cavalli for 5 years. Personally, I am really anticipating to see the vision Rousteing will manifests! Coming from Cavalli’s background, I am kind of expecting more exotic animal prints, fringes, etc. Its kinda chaotic seeing and hearing some of the shifting regards to fashion designers. Pretty sure there are going to be some fashionistas out there who are skeptical on his work, but Balmain are not stupid. They know what they are doing!