Review: Balmain Spring Collection 2016
The French brand already had a huge fan base when Olivier Rousteing joined the Creative Department of Balmain four years ago. But they grown tired of the same old style that then designer Christophe Decarnin had introduced. Rousteing introduced body-hugging silhouettes, skin-baring perforated designs and plunging necklines to bring a more sexy look.
As expected, this year’s spring designs brought the same trademark crocheted frocks showing plenty of skin coupled with large belts highlighting the models’ already skinny waists.
Netted and see-through skirts and long-sleeve tops were the order of the day with models displaying ample skin. RisquÃ© designs with patterns and interweave detailing were worn with caged sandals and sparkly earrings. And to complete the look, slick high ponytails were chosen as the hairstyle.
Each and every one of Rousteing’s designs illustrated a force and command managed side by side with the simplicity and velvetiness of the textures and color palette. Nude, beige and fawn tones made skirts and dresses seem more accessible, while agile suede and silk laced cropped ensembles and see-through pants highlighted the sultry side of the designer.Rousteing’s diamond studded pencil skirts and dresses looked absolutely gorgeous. Ruffles brought along a certain liveliness with them and meshed perfectly well with a strong-shouldered crop tops.
Some of his most prominent customers include that of the Kardashian-Jenner family; hence most of the outfits were the kind you would find in Kim’s post-pregnancy closet. What’s going to be more amusing is how Rousteing will top this collection in the coming years. Here’s to next year’s collection and wondering who will be wearing Balmain’s new compilation to their next movie premier.