Friday, March 6, 2009

PFW: Balmain

I die. Christophe Decarnin's collections for Balmain get better and better - and Fall 09 is no different. He has continued many of his much coveted silhouettes and ideas from the past two collections, but developed and pushed them even further. Balmain is the epitome of the luxe/trash sexy/boyish aesthetic (that I love so dearly). It just makes me want to go out!

There were more of the signature sharp shouldered blazers + cropped skinny jeans. Love how the sharp jackets look effortlessly casual with soft tees and boyish low waisted pants.
I covet the luxurious tees - soft and loose and cut perfectly. And love the classic striped jersey done in SEQUINS.
 As usual, Decarnin has produced some of the hottest little dresses of the season, which although totally sexy and deliciously trashy, don't ever border on vulgar or nasty. On another note, I really quite like those sparkly, one-armed half-sleeves on Freja and Anna and Anja.
More sharp jackets, but in these looks they contrast perfectly with the fluid harem pants - the movement in these is insane, they almost look molten.

One of my fave Balmain silhouettes is the strong shouldered, long sleeved mini dresses - so short, yet the lack of  skin on the top of the body is classy and the shoulders have a definite toughness. But they are still all totally fun (sequins and studs anyone?)
The one shouldered, ruffled numbers are totally sick - eighties/barbie/dynasty heaven.
Love the fresh looks of these geometric, futuristic pieces. Strong black linear patters, rich silver, and quilted leather. Love the sharp sweetheart neckline too - a refreshing twist on a usually cute (but somewhat saccharine) cut.
Also got a kick out of seeing three of my all time fave girls (and very rare on the catwalk these days) walk for Christophe; Erin, Angela and Carmen. This is how it's done - these girls are classics.
Source: Style.Com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love the clothes.
and the models are beautiful.
thanks for posting!