8. March 2012 15:27
As Fashion Month continues, we travel across to Paris, where twenty-five-year- old Olivier Rousteing, the newest designer for Balmain, presented his second ready-to-wear collection for the brand. Backstage, the designer explained that he was inspired by the jewels of Liz Taylor, discovered during a recent voyage to New York at Christie’s auction house. His fascination with an egg of blue Fabergé sky and gold offered by Richard Burton to his wife is ever present throughout the collection.
Beautifully beaded dresses, tops and jackets with rich shades of pearl white, gold, green and deep navy were met with cut-out materials and patterns. From Balmain’s signature biker jackets to suits, leggings and velvet pants, the designer’s choice of strong shoulder silhouettes and beautiful embroidery created an androgynous, yet sultry collection. Rousteing takes a classic reference and infuses it with a touch of modern appeal.
The brand has yet to release a fashion video for the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection but you can look at what they created for the Spring/Summer Collection right here: