Balmain Spring Summer 2014 Menswear27th June 2013
Showcased today at Paris Fashion Week – Olivier Rousteing draws inspiration from the sea, setting a nautical theme for Balmain Spring Summer 2014 Menswear. It looks like Balmain Homme is slowly loosing it’s biker-military heritage that was once embedded deep down by Christophe Decarnin.
Rousteing has completely redesign the whole brand for this season, making a very ambitious and risky attempt by incorporating unpredictable styles and designs that were not known from the predecessor collections. It is no longer the timeless classic Balmain style here, I felt that the brand is slowly drifting away from its roots since Balmain Spring Summer 2013 – Safari theme.
Although the entire Balmain Spring Summer 2014 Menswear is a surprising collection, there is a balance between a few noteworthy individual pieces and the atrocious styling. What we love most here are the usual multi-zip leather jackets, biker jeans, and leather trousers that seems to be the most updated and wearable pieces in reality. While the aggressive styling of dressy slippers to denim jumpsuit and looks what seems to be a 22cm denim jeans from the 90s are evidently repulsive. You might also notice a few distinctive jackets and leather trousers which has been branded with a captain embroidered badge – they seem to be a little too big and conspicuous, don’t you think so?
The Balmain Spring Summer 2014 Menswear Collection
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