I thought the Balmain show had such force and exquisite execution, so many ideas and such fire and potential that I am sure in the next years we will see flawless shows and collections from its designer. It wasn’t flawless but personally I didn’t care, some jackets were too square and boxy but the ideas and the personality were there so apparent. Those black velvet trousers with Faberge pearls and the soft cashmere jumper were just breath taking. I just loved so much !! I really can’t wait for more, I was desperate to see Balenciaga and Balenciaga was such a disappointment and I was expecting Balmain to be crap trash and yet it was truly stunning imho.
I know I’m a little late but I just had to comment on this collection! The obvious inspriation from Faberge eggs translate so perfectly onto the clothing. This is a defining moment in Olivier’s career, so masterly and refined. The new luxury era of Balmain has begun.