Balmain FW19: Olivier Rousteing never ceases to amaze

Olivier Rousteing’s army hits the catwalk of Paris Fashion Week. With women strong, self-confident, unshakeable, also sexy. They are able to dare like Balmain’s creative director. That for the Fall Winter 19 ready-to-wear collection draws fur-embellished tailleurs, shining like the tops made of see-through net fabric. Or the mini dress paired with chain belt. A few touches of silver in a black palette. That paints biker-inspired coats with a cut on the sleeves and pointed-toe ankle boots. Always black and studded like the flat sandals or the high-heeled pumps with ankle strap.

Oliver’s codes are a mix of glamour, theatricality, craftsmanship that we can see on the mini sculpture dresses. Beautiful characterized by slats on the skirt, with a large pleating on the front. Or made of fur with a plasticized denim corset and a long train on the back. Like the paillettes-embellished long cape. Among vinyl pants and man’s tailored ones. The tuxedo in black or white tones becomes an evening dress. The mini handbag are hell-shaped or studded shoulder bag. Obviously in black leather and with the new monogram on the front. In which the B of Balmain meets the P that stands for Pierre as for Paris. The magic city that inspires the berets: a little Parisienne, a little punk, clearly chic. Like this rich and amazing women’s collection. That stops on the threshold of Haute Couture.

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