Balmain – Fashion Porn
Held in the salons of the Hôtel d’Évreux, an 18th-century mansion, next to the Ritz in Paris, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, delivered another lesson in rampant extravagance. An unfettered presentation of indulgent opulence, this was luxury sport fashion, pumped up on steroids and then polished some more, as Rousteing continues to blur the lines between Ready to Wear and Couture.
And if you were in any doubt if sportswear is still a huge driving factor behind men’s fashion, you need look no further than Balmain. Olivier Rousteing began his homage to athletes as superstars in Spring 2015, but that was tame in comparison to this ramped up version. More inspired by martial arts than motorcross, the collection had strong regimental and heraldic overtones. Luxuriant, decadent and indulgent, it was summed up perfectly on Style.com;