Olivier Rousteing: Disco Nights & Balmain Nights SS17

Balmain Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection has just premiered, and it was MAGNIFICENT!

The collection brilliantly showcased designs evoking memories of the dancing through late nights and stumbling through early mornings. There’s an allure that’s very reminiscent of the St. Laurent, Stephen Burrows, and Halston era of the 70’s. An era in which music and dance captured the need for rebellion and escapism from a rather heavy sociopolitical climate. We can’t help but wonder if our current times have had an impact on Mr. Roustieng’s need to employ a more liberated aesthetic.

What’s most extraordinary, is how Balmain effortlessly invokes the spirit of such icons as St. Laurent and Halston. What Olivier Roustieng has managed to do for Balmain with this collection (and countless others) has certainly earned him a place among such titans. We’re so here for it – Ron Gatsby



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