Oliver Rousteing’s Balmain SS24 show revealed a magnificent blend of flora-inspired pieces and the iconic tailoring that the house has become known for over the years.
The designer pulled off the seemingly impossible for the 50 looks showcased. The house had to remake 70 per cent of the capsule after the original pieces were stolen in a carjacking from Charles de Gaulle airport less than two weeks before the show.
The collection could not be further from the current Quiet Luxury trend, instead, there were explosions of colour and theatrical tailoring.
The first half of the collection played into the key pillars of the house – shapes focused on the structured blazers which Rousteing has championed during his time with the house.
Meanwhile, the second half of the collection moved into a Surrealist-inspired space, with unique floral arrangements and bouquets built into the framework of several pieces.