In 1945 Peter Balmain founded the Parisian label on the principles of haute-rocker style and a fine attention to detail. As of 2011, with Olivier Rousteing as creative director, the House of Balmain thrives through his efforts to connect the label’s heritage with its ongoing affair with rock and roll glamour.
Adding a second notch to his runway belt for Balmain, Rousteing sent a collection down the runway for Fall 2012 RTW that proved his efforts worthwhile. A unique blend of embellishments and embroidery were used in simultaneous fashion on jackets, tops, pants and dresses.
Every piece was touched by various methods of details formed into geometric shapes and extravagant patterns. Ornamentation of the silhouette was key and never did we see the notion of “more is more” make as much sense as it did at Balmain. Rousteing found a happy place this season where he managed to mesh every jewel of inspiration into a successfully executed assortment.
A few more of our favorite looks included ultra-slim embellished pants, velvet in it’s sexiest form and finally, the dark vibe of fashion week wouldn’t be complete without at least one shapely, all-black ensemble.