The French fashion house displayed a sparkling collection with excessive studs, wet looks and exposing cut out designs.
Trying to capture the Balmain woman, Olivier Rousteing’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection featured tough designs that ooze attitude, but contradicted that with the sweet side underneath with flower blooms.
Opening the Ready-To-Wear runway at Paris Fashion Week was the stud-covered garments in shades of black. These were worn on everything from tough leather jackets with sheer cut out details and structured skirts protruding from the hips down to the models’ footwear.
The exposing cut out ran through the collection from stomach-exposing latex panels on fur dresses to sheer details on jackets and dresses.
Colour came into the mix with soft tones of lilac and blue, hightlighter that sweeter side of the Balmain woman that Creative Director Rousteing tried to capture.
Softer elements of the collection included feminine Alice bands, glamorous glittered garments and ruched floral details.