Balmain Fall/Winter 2011/2012
Balmain has just walked in Paris, but designer Christophe Decarnin was a no show. I’m always interested in seeing what he gives his bow in. Paris has definitely had their fair share of problems this season. This collection was once again inspired by Glam rock, but the glamorous men’s side the genre, i.e. David Bowie. Balmain also got a lot more sleek and mellow with this collection with the help of Melanie Ward. It did have the usual short, rock sensibility, and of course leather.
Balmain also added a new style to their collection that has never been featured before in the past ones, a skinny jumpsuit. Another new addition to the fashion house is t-shirts that are not in a cotton material (one shown above). A great take on the usual cotton and drapes just like it. I’m sure Kanye will be sporting one pretty soon. I think the jackets and the dresses will once again have many ladies swooning, as well as the mini skirts. You can check out many of the looks below.