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.
Kanye West made an appearance during the halftime performance at the All-Star Basketball game. He wore a pair of Balmain Homme red leather pants. I do think this is a great stage look, minus the red sleeveless hoodie, but that is Kanye’s look. A red leather jacket could have been a better choice, in my opinion. I think it would have given even more stage presence, if the all red wasn’t enough by itself.
I think these pants won’t just make their appearance on stage. I have a feeling that Kanye will be rocking these on the streets as well. With a gray tee, these would look great for regular day wear, in Kanye sense of course.
Kanye West was spotted wearing a Balmain Homme denim jacket to ring in the New Year with Jay-Z at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening at Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada. We haven’t spotted him in this jacket in a while. Actually we haven’t spotted him in a denim jacket or denim even lately. It is a great jacket though. It is very clean with mild distressing on the left shoulder. He was one of the celebrities that brought back the denim jacket.
As everyone knows Kanye is a huge fan of Balmain. So, for his next tour, he will have the fashion house’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection interpreted into mens. Yes, the Prince inspired collection. So there might be tons of brocade, gold, and purple. I’m interested in seeing how the looks will turn out, as it is one of my favorite collections from the French fashion house. Ohh…how I would love to have the black suede skinnies that were worn by Maryna Linchuk in the show. How did you readers ring in the New Year?
Making the most of their time in Paris, Kanye West and Amber Rose were spotted at the Dior Homme fashion show as part of Paris Menswear Fashion Week. Amber is wearing a hiked up Levi’s denim jacket and denim jeans. Kanye and Amber were more than happy to also show off their furry fashion sense while milling around outside Palais Omnisports de Bercy.
In related news, it seems PETA has taken note of Kanye’s penchant for pelts and has issued a statement condemning his wardrobe choices at Fashion Week. PETA V.P. Dan Mathews told press, “Kanye can’t help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an awards show or a fashion show. He and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.” With fur coming back into style this season I wonder how many celebs are wearing the real thing or imitations? I have to agree with Dan Mathews from PETA though hahaha Kanye flaunts way too much for my taste!