Dipping into the Balmain archives for inspiration, Rousteing reinvented the 70s for the modern woman.
Making A Statement
Olivier Rousteing has been generous with his colour palette this season, rather than playing safe with blacks, browns and blues, he’s given us the bold and the beautiful. Powerful combinations of regal purple, decadent orange, vibrant yellow and opulent green, combine to be the ultimate power couplets. Set amongst a dark and moody backdrop, the colours pop vibrantly out from the crowd.
Our fashion flashback has never been so strong as when the shimmery reinvented disco classics sashayed down the Balmain catwalk. If you’re looking for sparkle, don’t get distracted by the star studded runway; with the likes of Gigi Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, Binx Walton, Joan Smalls, Lily Donaldson and Jessica Stam, to name a few, all sat pride of place and soon to be wearing those glistening peplums and metallic fringed numbers. They’re sure to brighten up even the most A-list of parties. Under the disco ball, amidst a sea of flashing lights – the Balmain dancing queen has arrived.
Rousteing has appropriated the shoulder pads and exaggerated form aesthetic of the 70s. A decade for style empowerment, these oversized shoulders have made a bold comeback for Balmain AW15, along with other 70s staples. Think pinstripes, print, lace and lavish, decadent fur. Get ready to turn heads in purple pants and glistening golden jackets next winter, this is no place for the fashion meek.
Words: Elli Weir