Retro elements paired with the opulent, luxury details characteristic to the Balmain label were flawlessly fused together by Olivier Rousteing in the Balmain spring 2013 collection. Check out the powerful fashion pieces and draw inspiration for your new season style!
He might be only 27, but it seems that designer Olivier
Rousteing definitely doesn't show his age if you take a peek at his
designs for the renowned Balmain fashion house as it seems
the young designer still manages to give his own touch to the
designs while still maintaining that high dose of opulent luxury
that is characteristic to Balmain. Making the best out of his time
as creative director for the renowned fashion label, Rousteing
chose to draw inspiration from Cuba for the Balmain spring 2013
collection, taking on 90s padded shoulder silhouettes and infusing
into every single fashion piece that Balmainesque chicness that
makes heads turn.
This spring 2013 season an array of fashion trends have aligned on the fashion podiums, predominantly clean and chic silhouettes, but it seems that Balmain chose to take a different approach to style and opted for retro elements paired with a high dose of luxurious, quite opulent details such as the intricate woven patterns, harlequin prints and architectural cut-outs.
The power-suit seems to have been the predominant source of
inspiration for the designer, as the lines were present from start
to finish in the Balmain spring 2013 collection. The strong, padded
looking shoulders added that fierceness that is perfect for the
modern Balmain-loving woman, especially since the designer chose to
give the silhouettes a high dose of sexiness by pairing the
powerful lines with skin revealing elements such as plunging
decolletages, bustier inspired tops and cropped, belly exposing
blouses. The designer paired his bold shoulder inspired suits and
sexy tops with both skinny fit trousers and carrot-style pants that
went high up the waist, thus giving the designs an even more
defined retro spin.
The jacket or blazer/pant ensembles oozed fierceness and elegance as the heavy, prints and intricate details that are characteristic to Balmain couldn't go by unnoticed. However, for the divas that know how to rock a stylish dress, the brand put on display an array of to-die-for dresses that exude power, uniqueness and sexiness effortlessly. The amazing attention to details paired with royal architecture inspired woven patterns and cut-outs made the public quiver of excitement, so try to resist the temptation these dresses bring, as it will be virtually impossible if you're all about standing out in style.
Keeping up with what's hot and a must this season, Mr. Olivier Rousteing chose to feature a cute and casual chic shirt-dress in his collection, thus balancing the entire collection and giving it a more wearable vibe.
The display of garments featuring an impressive impeccable craftsmanship characteristic for Balmain deserve all of your attention, so browse through the amazing collection and draw inspiration for your new season style.
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