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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