The Embellished Elegance of BlamianMarch 3rd, 2012 by Hotel Fashionland received Comments Off
There was certainly a lot of opulence in the air at Balmain, where the designer Olivier Rousteing, in his second season at the house, took inspiration from a Fabergé egg that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor, from the recent auction at Christie’s.
With Balmain’s prices, it makes sense to aim high. Mr. Rousteing carried on the house’s popular rocking mini dresses, but added so much embellishment in the form of lattice-worked crystals and pearls, not to forget the needlepoint flowers, that you cannot imagine anyone possibly sitting down in one of his looks.
Oh, but it was a look. There was a great square shape to Mr. Rousteing’s blazers and vests that drew a sharp line across the clavicles and shoulders.
And the all-over Fabergé-inspired embroidery was echoed as a laser-cut pattern on emerald green velvet, such as on a floor-length skirt with an Angelina Jolie-worthy slit up the right leg.
With all the pearls and ornamentation, there’s a chance these pieces might actually merit five-figure prices. At least Balmain appears to be optimistic about the economy.
“It’s Balmain,” Mr. Rousteing said. “We like to have fun.”
French designer Olivier Rousteing makes an appearence for Balmain Fall-Winter 2012-2013 Ready-To-Wear collection show held at Intercontinental Le grand Hotel in Paris, France.Designers, Fashion, Fashion Week, Hotel Fashionland