Balmain Channels French Aristocratic Style for Fall Collection

The Fashionisto

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Published January 23, 2016

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Updated November 13, 2022

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Jon Kortajarena walks for Balmain’s fall-winter 2016 men’s show, wearing an embroidered jacket.

Oliver Rousteing’s Balmain is as much about the clothes as the presentation. Beginning with models, Balmain’s fall-winter 2016 men’s show was opened by none other than Jon Kortajarena.

Representing an explorer fusing travel references with the French aristocrat, a regal wardrobe was donned by a sequence of top male models, including Sean O’Pry, Marlon Teixeira, Francisco Lachowski, and Balmain muse Dudley O’Shaughnessy.

The Balmain men’s collection celebrates the classic French aristocratic style. The collection features all of the elements that we know and love from Balmain: high-quality leather, expert tailoring, and a focus on clean lines. But this time around, it’s all about the Balmain jackets.

Building up looks that demand a dissection, the Balmain man generously layered embroidered jackets, gold-adorned cummerbunds, military-style coats, draped tops, and checked sweaters.

Accessorized with leather gloves and riding boots, trousers were lean or tapered. Embracing velvet and leather, the season was about luxury. Stripes, paisley prints, buffalo checks, and plaids contributed to the collection that revisited brand classics with an indulgent yearning.

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Sean O’Pry walks for Balmain’s fall-winter 2016 men’s show, wearing a military-style coat.
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Marlon Teixeira walks for Balmain’s fall-winter 2016 men’s show, wearing a cropped, embroidered jacket.
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Francisco Lachowski walks for Balmain’s fall-winter 2016 men’s show, wearing a check sweater.
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Dudley O’Shaughnessy walks for Balmain’s fall-winter 2016 men’s show, wearing a leather jacket and striped trousers.
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Baptiste Giabiconi walks for Balmain’s fall-winter 2016 men’s show, wearing a buffalo check cropped jacket.
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Lucky Blue Smith walks for Balmain’s fall-winter 2016 men’s show, wearing checks and plaid.

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