Balmain Spring 2018 Ready to Wear

Balmain Spring 2018 Ready to Wear

Not many designers open their heart and let their emotions guide them through their creative process. However, Olivier Rousteing is not one of them. Before the beginning of the show that presented his newest collection, surrounded by his adoptive parents and very famous faces like Pamela Anderson, Rousteing talked about his life, love, family and inspiration. He explained that the emotions led him to creating; the love from the family kept him going and the ballet that he saw with his parents when he was young was the turning point in his life. The Palace Garnier, the place that left such a big impression on his life, was chosen to be the venue of the presentation. His spring show was a big celebration. It is said that fashion disarms, and that is exactly what he did with this line.

He is known to be very hardworking, and as he says, he is working 360 days out of 365. The designs from this collection are mainly a day wear – but with crystals, sequins and fringes. It is a glam daywear, with a focus on a sportswear pieces and not the dresses. They are sometimes shiny, sequined or latex overalls and sometimes sexy cheerleader outfits. There were jackets, sweaters, pants. The color game was close to Rousteing’s signature style: black and white, although there was bright red and blue. His new world is a grown up world, a bit more serious. The show opened with Natalia Vodianova wearing a white shirt with open shoulders and ruffles, black shiny overalls, and pointy heels.

It closed with Natasha Poly wearing ruffles, color, sleeveless shirt and over-the-ankle transparent heels. His black signature over-the-knee boots were present at the runway, in the best combinations you can think: amazing black ruffled short skirt, short sequined dress, black and white striped sweater dress, checked black and white shorts with checked white and black jacket. Everything was as perfect as could be. At the end, he stepped on the runway, wearing all black with a dash of white – just like his models. Happy and satisfied, he presented something new – fabulous designs, worn by the most fabulous models on the runway, created by the enormously talented fashion designer.

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