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 CAMOUFLAGE-PRINT SAFARI JACKET – $3,215
BALMAIN GREEN MILITARY RAW-EDGE SHIRT – $1,025
BALMAIN 17CM BLACK INTRECCIATO WOVEN BIKER DENIM JEANS – $1,590
BALMAIN LEOPARD CALF-HAIR LEATHER SKATE SNEAKERS – $790
BALMAIN KHAKI GREEN PADDED BIKER HOODED JACKET – $1,765
BALMAIN STRIPED WOOL-KNIT SWEATER – $835
BALMAIN 16CM BLUE DIRTY DENIM BIKER JEANS – $1,415
BALMAIN KHAKI GREEN SUEDE LEATHER ANKLE-STRAP HIGH-TOP SNEAKER – $1,320
BALMAIN KHAKI GREEN EMBROIDERED-BADGE LEATHER BIKER JACKET – $5,055
BALMAIN GREEN ZIPPED HOODIE – $530
BALMAIN BLACK LEATHER & CALF-HAIR BACKPACK – $1,400
BALMAIN KHAKI GREEN STRETCH BIKER SWEATPANTS – $705
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