Balmain Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2017 Paris
There’s no escaping his fashion cult status. And as a result he has perhaps even more of a tricky task on his hands: making sure he doesn’t stray too far from his recipe for success. It has to be sexy and it has to be brave and bold, but how do you make that seem fresh each and every time? But then does he need to? His answer was to flash the flesh a little more demurely; here there were layers and lots of belting to be found – a trend we saw really take off in Milan – and poncho-cape silhouettes. [CONTINUE READING...]
"The calm of the catwalk-garden reflects the new age mood" Something is changing at the house of Balmain, in the words of their very own Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing. A time which coincides with the first show after the historic label's acquisition by Mayhools for investments. From his side, the designer seems to want to tell the story of feminist icons.
"Their spirit is reflected in fluidity of the collection, in the sensuality and the softness." says the designer who names a cast of stars. Natasha Poly opened the show and Gigi Hadid closed it, in between there was Isabeli Fontana, Alessandra Ambrosio and Sara Sampaio amongst others. All walking in front of an elegant, tailored Carla Sarkozy sitting front row. A new softness was presented alongside layers and long drapery. They are priestesses of an exotic jungle. They are shamen in earth colors with a hint of forest green representing vitality. Wearing long lengths so you can't understand whether they're walking or flying. Transformed into the new Saharan, short capes and long capes which leave traces in the sand. Waists are cinched with metallics, python appears on oversize coats symbolically slouched or in jacquard prints leaving space for it to to rub up against egg shaped evening dresses and seventies style pants which graze the floor, with a thigh high split on one leg. Lightweight knitwear was presented in the form of textiles or graphic hybrids. Lurex inserts caught the light, worn with crystals on a sweater over a long skirt. Up until the metallic knits worn in the final look - actually the ultimate look. With short tunics and handkerchief shapes in metallic mesh.
by Stefano Roncato - MFFashion