This year’s Paris Couture Week hosted among many other designers some of the highly anticipated designer couture newcomers. The creative director and lead designer of the Balmain fashion house Olivier Rousteing was one of the newbies who for the first time dipped into designing of Haute Couture.
The brand ever-since Olivier took over the creative lead back in 2011 had not participated in the Paris Couture Weeks nor had released any Haute Couture collections. However, everything changed this past week when Balmain debuted its Haute Couture 2019 Collection.
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The collection noted plenty of positive reactions from many high-ranking fashion critics. The inspiration behind the Balmain Couture Collection lays in Olivier’s fascination over pearls and their iridescent reflections. Therefore, the collection carried a head-to-toe all-white theme that was disrupted solely by different reflective sheens and crystal or silver embellishments or accessories.
The structured asymmetric gowns and designs were accessorized with large flowy hats and silver, crystal or pearl accessories and jewellery. When designing the collection Olivier bet on surrealist shapes in combination with late 1980s trends of oversized shoulders and padding.
The Balmain Couture Collection truly depicted the essence of French classical elegance, as it was intended by Olivier.
“Of course, the house is known for being edgy and sexy and glamorous. Here, it’s all about bringing back Balmain to the elegance of la France.”
Olivier’s Couture Week creative debut was without a doubt a huge success. We already cannot wait for Balmain’s future Couture contributions and we hope that there will be many more yet to come. Who could, after all, resist such magnificent creations?!