In the creation of the luxury collection, Olivier Rousteing reached for non-traditional materials, showing that exclusive models may be made even from holographic PVC. What another designer would have attempted with an uncertain outcome works for him without the slightest doubt and the result is first class.
Shimmering and full of sparkle; such will be this autumn in the eyes of Balmain. The luxurious show was opened up by a wave of silver and holographic garments which immediately from the start enjoyed full attention of the audience. Gradually further outfits started to appear on the catwalk; such that have been made of somewhat more traditional materials - luxurious leather, wool, denim, tulle, or airy chiffon.
A large part of the autumn collection consists of sensual mini dresses of vibrant and neon-coloured colours. The chosen colour palette also includes shades of pink, yellow, orange, blue, green or purple. The collection is completed by stylish suits and overalls which are constructed so as to copy feminine lines, especially to accentuate the waist. The perfect pieces also include blazers and jackets, with which we fell in love at first sight: they will elevate any outfit to a higher level and may be combined to perfection.
Are you also a fan of ripped jeans? Then this autumn and winter you don´t have to put them to the back of your wardrobe at all. According to Balmain they will be the hot trend of the upcoming season. And if you add a coloured fur coat, you can be sure that you have understood the fashion diktat to perfection. Further hot trends of this autumn include stripes - both horizontal as well as vertical.
You can view the dazzling FW 2018/2019 collection in our photo gallery.
The PVC collection of Olivier Rousteing for Balmain at first glance looks like the space costumes from the most expensive video clip ever made; ´Scream´ by Michael and Janet Jackson (back in 1995 it was an incredible $7,000,000). This was on your mind when you saw the very first model of tight-fitting plastic silver dress.
I personally don´t have very much against PVC as such, but the place where I certainly don´t enjoy it (under any circumstances) are the legs. Transparent PVC trousers or high heels for me are the embodiment of sheer hell! Just imagine how your body would react at higher temperatures; drops of sweat and unwanted body odour. You really wouldn´t want to wear that outside your house…!!
On the other hand I was pleasantly surprised by the outfit where the model was wearing a loose silver top, relaxed-cut silver jacket, torn light-coloured jeans and even a denim handbag. The last time I saw that was in my small hand, back in 2004. I would never have dreamt then that this trend will return in 2018! This is a super choice for every-day rounds or perhaps a lunch at Kogo!