Balmain - spring 2013

Sexy, elongated and bold at Paris Fashion Week

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Writer

28 September 2012

Balmain spring/sumemr 2013 proved further testimony to the brand's Creative Director Olivier Rousteing who has made his mark on the imitable fashion house in the last few seasons by creating that signature Balmain silhouette. Sexy, elongated and bold, the iconic beaded jackets and rocker style of Balmain are what keep our attention. This season, Rousteing chose to take a path influenced by the styles of the early 90s, with those black and white vertical stripes made memorable by the likes of Linda Evangelista.




The Balmain silhouette for spring is heavy on the shoulder, nipped at the waist, and full of attitude. Surprisingly, the designer incorporated denim into the spring/summer line up, with this season’s must-have crop top and some billowing trousers. The technique we loved to see from Rousteing and his Balmain girls this season was the futuristic crocheting that gave the illusion of some sort of twisted, baroque meets rock n' roll body armor.



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