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Visitors from outer space arrived at the Paris fashion week.

Balmain envisions men as extraterrestial beings. Will the new collection meet with success?

Martina Šmalclová
25.Jun 2019
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Gentlemen, move on!

We consider the creative director Olivier Rousteing a fashion genius. But we all make mistakes, and this time it was his turn. Gentlemen, if you are looking for inspiration what fashionable items you should purchase to be trendy next summer, stay away from Balmain, there's nothing for you here.

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Wear this only at your own risk!

If you decide to ignore our warning and wear one of these models, it may easily happen that people will mistake you for a visitor from another galaxy, a prisoner that has just escaped from his cell, or the ruler of the Kingdom of Silk.

Yes, the "luxury" SS 2020 collection is dominated by excessive holographic PVC materials in all shapes and forms, black-and-white stripes and suits in the shades of mint, sweet pink or yellow made of shiny silk. Considering it's Balmain we're speaking about, those are really poor choices!

Luxusní dům na prodej se zahradou a bazénem
Luxusní dům na prodej se zahradou a bazénem, Praha 9

We managed to find one jewel after all

But not to be overly critical, we did find one stylish model for you. The piece exudes the spirit of good old Balmain, which we remember with teary eyes. It is a luxurious black suit with white glossy silk hems. Gentlemen - in this model, success with women is guaranteed!

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The futuristic concept of the Balmain SS 2020 collection spiraled somewhat out of control!

I've grown largely accustomed to the theme of "space" being used in fashion over the years. But why do I have to watch people in silken undies that haven't been in as party wear since Mozart's time? Let's step on the brake, okay?

How do I know that Mozart really used to wear something similar? Well, briefs or boxers didn't exist yet at that time and their predecesors, worn by the rich, were basically silk versions of today's slim trousers. Should you, for some reason, find these attractive, there's one more thing to consider. You need to have a perfectly shaped butt for such pastel trousers. And let's be honest, do you even know anyone with a perfect butt? Which successful man has has time to sweat elsewhere than in the office or at the golf course nowadays?

The rest of the collection is a cocktail of nineties denim and raincoats worn over hoodies. You know what, I'm gonna bow out and silently look forward to Balmain Autumn/Winter 2020!

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