Balmain says bye-bye to bodycon
Olivier Rousteing strips back the armour and brings breezy new silhouettes to Balmain.
It looks like the #BALMAINARMY is back, but with a whole new wardrobe.
Creative director Olivier Rousteing’s vision was to “strip back all nonessential armor” this season. That meant the runway featured a lot less heavily embellished body cons and lot more flowing, vacation-ready silhouettes.
Set in Paris’s Hôtel Potocki, the runway reflected this new mood, with a canopy of foliage hanging from the ceiling to create a jungle scene.
Olivier Rousteing kept up his diverse, superstar casting this season, and the show included top models like Gigi Hadid, Natasha Poly, Jourdan Dunn, and Stella Maxwell.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Balmain show without a Kardashian presence. This season, Kim, Kourtney and Kris were in attendance, and their influence still showed on the runway in a few underboob-baring pieces and snake print elements.
It’s safe to say we’re loving Balmain’s new direction.