I see why they call it the Balmain Army.
That is a well earned title.
Considering the fact that we saw famous super models such as Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Lindsey Wixson and more- I’d say this was an exclusive show with hand-picked models.
The models selected and the star-filled audience was only a slice of what the collection and presentation had to offer.
Inspired by muse, Kim Kardashian, Oliver Rousteing used a strong play on her physical curves to create this phenomenal collection.
Although, Rousteing expressed that the collection was inspired by all curvy women, it was apparent that there was an emphasis on Kardashian due to the cuts of the pieces and the color palette.
Drenched in mostly neutral tones, models gawked down the runway in flat beige, powder pink, cool blue and black. These are definitely Kim’s go-to colors daily.
With the use of padded mini skirts, metallic waistbands, and the art of corsetry, Rousteing was able to accentuate the hips and lifted bottom that women would kill for.
Besides the direct emphasis on the curves of the every day woman, the collection had many other highlights and inspiration…
One being the decor of the body.
Rousteing created pieces that were strongly embedded in detail from head to toe.
Didn’t you notice?
From premium fur capped sleeves to silk and mesh fitted blouses.
Full lace trousers trimmed with ruffled silk to floor length skirts embroidered with fine beads and exaggerated tassles.
Corset inspired bodices and skirts that were laced with silk to metallic and oversized choker necklaces.
Thigh high, full suede boots to full length matching overcoats.
This collection was fully stacked.
The show featured models of many different races, ethnicities and ages.
This is something that Rousteing is definitely known and appreciated for.
Although, we saw some of the most famous super models, we also saw some new faces that kept up effortlessly.
I commend this collection.
Not because of the fame filled model line-up, or based on the inspiration coming from Kim K.
I commend it due to the creativity and consistency that is constantly seen from this fashion house.
Rousteing carries the name very well, you can spot a piece and know it’s Balmain due to the attention to detail.
Each model looks as if she feels empowered, independent and sexy- which is important.
He just gets it.