Balmain Goes Glam for Rock-Inspired Pre-Fall ’18 Collection

The Fashionisto

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Published January 2, 2018

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Updated November 24, 2022

Balmain embraces a British style motif as part of its pre-fall 2018 collection.Pin
Balmain embraces a British-style motif as part of its pre-fall 2018 collection.

Balmain debuts its first men’s pre-fall collection with a 2018 outing. Glam and rock style take center stage as Balmain, creative director Olivier Rousteing shares his love for opulence. Models Elias de Poot, Oussama Guessoum, and Victor Goujon represent the fashion house’s man for the season.

Together, the models wear decadent statements that combine embellishments and tailoring for an extravagant presentation. Rousteing says about the collection, For pre-fall, both our men’s and women’s designs riff on familiar signatures: my obsession with music and rock’s incredible style is front and center, as is Balmain’s clear identification with classic Parisian codes.

Related: Balmain Tackles Patriotism for Spring ’18 Collection

The French designer continues, What I’m most proud of, though, is what all that practice has been pushing us to perfect: these are strong, distinctive, and recognizably Balmain collections that have no need to play with whatever might be the season’s latest trends. Shooting these offerings on the Crillon’s terrace, perched above the spectacular Place de la Concorde, not only underlines the house’s deep connection with the French capital—but it also reflects our determination to always aim for an elegance that will stand the test of time.

Balmain Pre-Fall 2018 Men’s Collection

Models Victor Goujon, Elias de Poot, and Oussama Guessoum don knitwear from Balmain's pre-fall 2018 men's collection.Pin
Models Victor Goujon, Elias de Poot, and Oussama Guessoum don knitwear from Balmain’s pre-fall 2018 men’s collection.
Going glam, Balmain delivers black fur and leather for its pre-fall 2018 men's collection.Pin
Going glam, Balmain delivers black fur and leather for its pre-fall 2018 men’s collection.
French fashion house Balmain makes a black and white statement for its pre-fall 2018 collection.Pin
French fashion house Balmain makes a black and white statement for its pre-fall 2018 collection.
The baseball jacket receives a glam update for Balmain's pre-fall 2018 men's collection.Pin
The baseball jacket receives a glam update for Balmain’s pre-fall 2018 men’s collection.
Sporty style reigns with color blocked looks from Balmain's pre-fall 2018 men's collection.Pin
Sporty style reigns with color blocked looks from Balmain’s pre-fall 2018 men’s collection.
Clad in denim, models Victor Goujon, Oussama Guessoum, and Elias de Poot model looks from Balmain.Pin
Clad in denim, models Victor Goujon, Oussama Guessoum, and Elias de Poot model looks from Balmain.

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