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.
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—it also reflects our determination to always aim for an elegance that will stand the test of time.