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A Sexy Night Out With The Balmain Army for TÊTU Magazine

3rd March 2015

Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing signed an artistic direction for TÊTU Magazine, March 2015 / No. 208 issue – (Têtu by the name in French for “stubborn”) is a general interest gay publication in France. Photographed by Mariano Vivanco, hair-do by Nabil Harlow and make-up done by Niki M’Nray, the exclusive fashion editorial was shot in the prestigious Maxim’s Restaurant in Paris.

A monumental understatement titled as “A Sexy Night Out With The Balmain Army” that staged 13 male and female models dressed and undressed in the latest Balmain Fall Winter 2015 wear to past archive collections dating back to early Spring Summer 2012. Styled by Rousteing himself, the 12-page series featured many womens and menswear prominent key pieces that were designed throughout Rousteing’s time as creative director, such as the SS12 leather dress appliquéd with metallic gold, extravagant FW12 pearl beaded velvet jackets and dresses, SS13 checked techno raffia dress from the womenswear just to name a few, addition to this Rousteing highlights his current SS15 men’s sportswear collection – notably the bi-color leather trousers and distinct open toe lace-up gladiators boots, this further includes to promote his latest Balmain Fall Winter 2015 menswear which showcases an array of crystal embellished blazers. The models poses in explicit debauchery moments assembled to complete the elementary agenda.

Models Bakay Diaby, Louis Steyaert, Miroslav Cech, Romeo Caminos, Ryan Tift and Xavier Serrano starred the editorial including Olivier Rousteing who lands himself bare naked as the cover image of the magazine, his posture projects striking similarities to Kim Kardashian’s recent artistic nude photo shoot.

Têtu Magazine, March 2015 (High Resolution)

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Balmain Fall Winter 2014 for SENSE Magazine Japan

26th November 2014

Japanese fashion publication SENSE Magazine has recently unveil it’s exclusive bi-annual editorial for Balmain Fall Winter 2014 menswear. The Japanese men magazine is highly recognized to curate the finest features of individual labels in trending fashion. The recent label dedicated editorial showcases a handful of prominent Balmain ready-to-wear from Olivier Rousteing’s current ‘Glamazon Boyz’ collection, a theme inspired from the beauty of Peter Hill Beard’s East African memories with a wild cocktail mixed of safari elements. Checkout the official Balmain Fall Winter 2014 Lookbook captured by Karim Sadli.

The editorial collection boost an eye-catching Balmain Camouflage Print Safari Jacket that is currently only available online at the Balmain webstore, this essential piece of African safari outwear dressed in camouflage print is one of the key items of the label’s Fall Winter 2014 seasonal collection. The distinctive safari camouflage jacket is paired with a tasteful dark Balmain Intrecciato Woven Denim Biker Jeans in waxed finish, a key reworked biker denim design that was offered in the earlier Balmain Spring Summer 2014 menswear. While finishing off the look with the all new Balmain Leopard Calf-Hair Skate Sneakers for a chic and playful look.

Other distinct pieces includes a frisky Balmain Leopard Calf-Hair Leather Varsity Jacket that resembles what celebrities would wear, a generous range of serious drop-crotch biker sweatpants and to my liking the Balmain Black Knit Sarouels, the good old Balmain 16cm Blue Dirty Denim Biker Jeans, and this season’s iconic Balmain Khaki Suede-Panelled Padded Down Jacket. It is unfortunate that the magazine did not feature the highly prized Balmain Khaki Camouflage Suede Racoon Fur-Trimmed Hooded Jacket instead, as the menswear label is often highly regarded with its fur-trim extravagance jackets during fall winter season. Browse through my ultimate Balmain Fall Winter 2014 Collection Wishlist – selling out fast!

It is interesting to observe how the French label brand has revolutionize throughout the years since the Christophe Decarnin era. From what was used to be Balmain biker and military skewed leather and denimwear has translated to a grace of fashion savvy street-style and sweatwear, Rousteing has definitely played well, though retaining most of Decarnin’s efforts that has formed the label’s crucial identity, Rousteing’s creative twist in utilizing former core elements with innovative design techniques has certainly diversified the brand’s offerings. Last season’s Sailors, this season’s Safari, and next season’s Sportsmen. Shop the new Balmain Spring Summer 2015 menswear now at Antonioli.


Balmain Fall Winter 2013 by SENSE Magazine Japan

8th February 2014
In every season, SENSE magazine Japan has never fail to feature a dedicated editorial lookbook for Balmain Homme. The late edition included a 10 page spread of Balmain Fall Winter 2013 men’s collection for the selected brand of September 2013 issue. The featured story was photographed by leading Japanese photographer Junji Hata which showcased a variety of selected custom stylings by Satoshi Moriya featuring Miko Spijkers and Jake Barratt. The entire collection is currently on end of season sale, although I have to admit that I am a bit late in posting this issue which most retailers has already closed their sale. Direct shopping links are provided available below, sale prices are marked in red. Shop the final Balmain Fall Winter 2013 men’s sale at Luisa Via Roma.

Balmain Asymmetrical Zip Jacket – $N/A
Balmain Red Mandrin-Collar Cotton Shirt – $N/A
Balmain Green Biker Sweat Pants – $N/A

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Balmain Black Wool Cloth Pea Coat – $1523
Balmain Blue Teddy Varsity Jacket – $N/A
Balmain Three Pack Dragon B T-Shirt – $364
Balmain Blue Drop Crotch Sweatpants – $N/A
Balmain Beige Suede Belted Boots – $405

Balmain Asymmetric Black Signature Zip Up Hoodie – $N/A
Balmain Dragon And Phoenix Print T-shirt – $N/A
Balmain Quilted Biker Sweatpants – $N/A
Balmain Black Suede Belted Boots – $675


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Latest Post: Balmain Fall Winter 2014 Showroom Sneak Peek

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Complete Collection: Balmain Fall Winter 2013 Menswear – High Resolution Photos

Previous Wishlist: Balmain Fall Winter 2013 Collection Wishlist


Balmain Spring Summer 2013 by SENSE Magazine Japan

18th June 2013
SENSE magazine Japan featured John Hein from Ford model, all dressed in Balmain Spring Summer 2013 Mens Collection. The story captured by Junji Hata with styling from Satoshi Moriya describes  Olivier Rousteing’s most prominent designs in SS13. Hair styling is courtesy of Azuma at MONDO-artist (Super Sonic), makeup by Yoboon (Coccina). Surprisingly the entire Balmain style interpreted by SENSE magazine looks so much more better than the official Balmain Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook  What do you think? This entire collection is now on sale at various retailers, direct shopping links are available below. Sale price marked in red.
Balmain Double-Breast Wool Military Jacket – $N/A (Shop Similar)
Balmain Blue Miliatry Cotton Shirt – $N/A (Shop Similar)
Balmain Khaki Military Wool Coat – $N/A

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Balmain Khaki-Green Cotton Washed Shirt – £420
Balmain Black Double Soft Leather Belt – $611 (Solt Out)
Balmain Black Goat-Skin Leather Biker Jacket – $N/A (Shop Similar)
Balmain White Cotton Sweatpants – $N/A
Balmain Leather Military Belt Coat – $N/A (Shop Similar)
Source: SENSE Magazine Japan