Balmain Delivers Tropical Vibes with Resort ’19 Collection

May 22, 2018
Models Chun Soot, Elias de Poot, Oussama Guessoum, and Rachide Embalo sport fluorescent colored outfits from Balmain's resort 2019 collection.
Models Chun Soot, Elias de Poot, Oussama Guessoum, and Rachide Embalo sport fluorescent colored outfits from Balmain’s resort 2019 collection.

Balmain’s typical flair for opulence and Parisian style receives a tropical update. Olivier Rousteing approaches his resort 2019 collection with a diverse view of how the Balmain man spends his time off-duty. Showcasing an exciting season, models Elias de Poot, Chun Soot, Rachide Embalo, and Oussama Guessoum come together. The models impress in bold colors, contemporary silhouettes, and vivid prints.

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Discussing the collection shoot, Rousteing shares, This campaign, shot below a never-ending sky and atop one of the many parking ramps that ring the edges of Paris, offers a new setting for those more accustomed to seeing Balmain’s models posed in Haussmanian flats, countryside chateaux or postcard-perfect views of the capital—but this banlieue locale is, of course, just as French as the others.

The French designer continues, For those of us who live here, Paris is a city filled with surprising contrasts, with an unequaled richness of all sorts of environments—and today’s Balmain man is equally at home in every part of it. His wardrobe, as this collection shows, mirrors his varied interests and moods, incorporating strands of urban luxury, bohemian attitude and a modern daring and sophistication.

Balmain Resort 2019 Men’s Collection

Rachide Embalo and Elias de Poot model Balmain bomber jackets with prints of a tropical sunset.
Rachide Embalo and Elias de Poot model Balmain bomber jackets with prints of a tropical sunset.
Elias de Poot and Rachide Embalo are chic in Balmain embellished jackets and knitted layers.
Elias de Poot and Rachide Embalo are chic in Balmain embellished jackets and knitted layers.
Chun Soot, Elias de Poot, Oussama Guessoum, and Rachide Embalo rock denim and tropical print fashions from Balmain.
Chun Soot, Elias de Poot, Oussama Guessoum, and Rachide Embalo rock denim and tropical print fashions from Balmain.
A chic vision, Elias de Poot wears a resort 2019 look from Balmain.
A chic vision, Elias de Poot wears a resort 2019 look from Balmain.
Balmain delivers colorful sweatshirts and denim fashions for resort 2019. Here, Elias de Poot and Oussama Guessoum wear standout looks.
Balmain delivers colorful sweatshirts and denim fashions for resort 2019. Here, Elias de Poot and Oussama Guessoum wear standout looks.
Rachide Embalo, Elias de Poot, Chun Soot, and Oussama Guessoum wear tropical looks with a black spin from Balmain.
Rachide Embalo, Elias de Poot, Chun Soot, and Oussama Guessoum wear tropical looks with a black spin from Balmain.