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Balmain Spring 2012 – Paris Fashion Week

On April 26 2011, one of the most luxurious fashion houses in the world, Balmain announced Olivier Rousteing its new creative designer who came to follow Christophe Decarnin, after the latter was dismissed, having worked already for six years for the brand. Ever since then, everyone had been impatiently waiting for the new 26-year-old designer at Balmain to present his debut collection for the legendary brand and he finally did. The amazing Balmain Spring 2012 collection unveiled at Paris Fashion Week, showing already Rousteing’s vision over fashion.


Western spring! This is what Rousteing’s debut collection for Balmain states for the upcoming season. “It’s still superrich and super-glamorous. It will be an evolution,” Rousteing stated in a preview, talking about his first line for the renowned label. The Balmain Spring 2012 collection continues to keep the famous rock ‘n’ roll glam vibe with the designer’s own vision. Skinny jeans, embroidered blazers and leggy hemlines are the main pieces describing the collection that maintains beautiful metallic and crystal accents in full force. And since no western inspired look can be considered complete without fringe, the designer spiced up the collection with sweeping skirts and chunky buckles.
“Mixing the tailoring of Mexico and the glamour of Vegas”. This is far the best characterization of the wonderful Balmain Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Sending a parade of gorgeous clothing pieces and accessories, the young designer proved that despite all the pressure created by the inaugural factor, he still managed to stay true to the already famous Balmain trademark, yet spiced up with his own vision. Rousteing confessed that he strived to revive the sophisticated roots of the legendary fashion house, and let’s agree that the result is simply fascinating. Models walked down the catwalk, sporting outstanding pieces and flawless silhouettes, giving a subtle hint of sex appeal.
Lots of crystals, sequins, precious embellishments, elaborate embroideries and floral motifs sprinkled the runway at Balmain, transforming the rock ‘n’ roll glam ensembles into ravishing looks. There were sexy mini dresses, big-shouldered blazers, matador jackets, button-front denim skirts, leather pants, simple white tees and shirts, stud detail shirts, and super-stylish high-waisted pants. No wonder, the Balmain Spring 2012 collection is a beautiful start for Rousteing to take the legendary brand into completely a new level!

Photos courtesy of WWD