Olivier Rousteing announced that Balmain will make a return to the Haute Couture fashion week schedule.
It’s been 16 years since the French fashion house has been part of the line up and Rousteing promised during the WWD’s Retail & Apparel CEO Summit that he will be bringing back the Parisian DNA.
We are yet to learn the date of the show in January and details of the collections, but looking at his recent runway during Paris Fashion Week, we expect an avant-garde, bold and dramatic tribute to the French capital.
For his SS19 collection, Parisian architecture and Egyptian sculptures played a major part in his design aesthetic so we saw hard shoulders, almost concrete-like lines and mini dresses decorated with pyramid shapes. To break up the edgier pieces he introduced organza to some of the gowns and dresses. The geometry and mish mash of fabrics was wild, but he made it all work harmoniously.
The designer also revealed that he is keen to expand into beauty, fragrance and accessories. Looks like Rousteing is not slowing down yet.