Runway Review: Balmain Spring 2015

Olivier Rousteing understands how to influence the influencers.  With half the Kardashian clan watching live in Paris, he presented a collection astoundingly untraditional, and conjugately opposing to the standard Parisian haute couture – in short, more sensual than sexual, more romantic than precise, but most importantly, highly relevant in today’s pop culture society.  He replaced the micro stretch minis and high cut collars with a sophisticated fluidity and suggestive transparency, but kept stark tailoring and heavy hardware.  There was an abundance of plunging necklines, lasting chiffon jumpsuits, catalytic cutouts, and strong, padded shoulders. He also experimented with colour, clashing opposing wavelengths for a shocking effect. From the all red high-rise, wide-leg translucent pant with monochromatic bandeau top and a matching suit jacket, to his collection of cutout, drop-waist, multicoloured halter dresses and jumpsuits, even down to his choice of music, Rousteing was clearly drawing his inspiration from more than one era.

Balmain Spring/Summer 2015 collection was an amalgamation of strong feelings that is sure to be a pop culture phenomenon.

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