Balmain Fall/Winter 2017 Menswear Matches Fashion picks favorites with Balmain as the retailer unveils a new lookbook for the brand. Stylist Chris Benns curates a look at the French brand’s fall-winter 2017 collection. Taking to the studio, Jean-Luc Harderwijk models choice Balmain pieces for the lens of photographer Jan Lehner. Gravitating towards fashions with a… [Read More]
Balmain - French Fashion House
Balmain is a French fashion house, which was founded in 1946 by Pierre Balmain. Around his time, Balmain was seen as top designer of the French fashion scene, outfitting iconic screen sirens such as Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot. Following Balmain's death in 1982, the fashion house underwent a succession of designers that included Erik Mortensen, Hervé Pierre Braillard, Oscar de la Renta, Laurent Mercier, and Christophe Lebourg.
Perhaps, most notable in recent history was the design work of Christophe Decarin from 2005 to 2011. The designer brought a cool rebellious edge to Balmain men. The label became known for its leather jackets and slim-fit denim jeans.
After Decarin's abrupt departure, Olivier Rousteing became creative director of Balmain. Bringing a new era to the fashion house, Rousteing represented a star designer, embracing social media, and popular models. Under Rousteing's direction, Balmain has become more opulent and flashy.
Ton Heukels, Presley Gerber, Marlon Teixeira, and Jon Kortajarena front Balmain’s fall-winter 2017 men’s campaign. After collaborating for seasons with Steven Klein, Balmain creative director Oliver Rousteing borrows a style page or two from the photographer and shoots his own campaign. Rousteing explains, “I wanted to photograph this campaign to have the images directly reflect… [Read More]
There’s an interesting collision of cultures at play when it comes to Balmain’s spring-summer 2018 collection. Creative director Olivier Rousteing tackles a western Americana theme but filters it through a French lens. The American flag dissolves into a sea of stripes and stars as the Balmain man embraces a season of predominantly black and white…. [Read More]
Balmain creative director Oliver Rousteing embraces the world of dance with a new gig. Rousteing collaborates with the Paris Opéra Ballet. British Vogue shares a look at Rousteing’s exclusive designs for Sébastien Bertaud’s ballet, Renaissance. Injecting the costumes with Balmain’s opulent signatures, Rousteing brings together glittering sequins and pearls for the occasion. Related: Jackson Hale… [Read More]
Matches Fashion falls in line with the military trend and puts the spotlight on Balmain. The French label’s military-style aesthetic and logo fashions take center stage for an inspiring new shoot. Model Jackson Hale fronts the outing. The British model appears before photographer Aitken Jolly. Here, stylist Simon Chilvers seamlessly blends must-have separates. They all… [Read More]