Paris Fashion Week SS18: Balmain

Dana Mortada   |   28 - 09 - 2017


















































































Taking place at the grand Opéra Garnier in Paris, Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing has once again shed his army’s armor through another stunning monochromatic collection- full of chains, shimmery fringes, and big ruffles.

Model Natalia Vodianov opened the show in a patent leather jumpsuit with chain straps and a white cut-out shoulder shirt, followed by a big ruffled leather skirts paired with Balmain logo T-shirt; also Rousteing sends out a classic floor-dusting stripped trench worn as an evening piece.

The French fashion designer expressed a collection that was heavy on marine stripes, chain-accented tweeds, and heavier on PVC and vinyl textured materials. Rousteing is also no stranger to embellishments; we saw leather ensemble sets adorned with crystals, diamonds on fish-net sleeves, and glitzy beads on black floral mini-dresses.

This over the top collection was very much Olivier’s own way of dressing; the intricate embroidery, lace, beading and knitting work was completely extravagant. Looks like tweed sets were worn with knee-high leather boots, floral adored mini-dresses were paired with PVC transparent heeled boots, and dramatic ruffled skirts were seen with studded black clutch bags and peep-toe booties.

For the finale, Rousteing leads his army of models, as the applaud him for his very wearable rock’n’roll and glitzy feminine creations.




Paris Fashion Week Day 1 & 2