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Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

29th June 2014

Balmain debuted it’s latest Spring Summer 2015 menswear collection during the second day of Paris Fashion Week. The 10:00 am Balmain Homme presentation was held at the headquarters of 44 Rue François 1, hosted through a private appointment-only show. For this season, creative designer for house of Balmain Olivier Rousteing, derives his latest inspiration through an initiative reference on downhill skiers and Formula 1 racers style-icons from the sixties and seventies-era, citing his respect for great athletes Jean-Claude Killy, Niki Lauda, and Angel Nieto alike.

A combined mixture of formalwear meets utilitarian was the seminal definition of Balmain Spring Summer 2015 menswear collection, it whole new level of newness. The Balmain SS15 lookbook featured top model Dudley O’Shaughnessy, dressed in the homage collection skewed towards the pinnacles of sportsmanship. Sported in bold contrast stripes predominantly in black and red, with white, navy and occasionally mustard yellow or denim were switched around that encompasses an updated adaptation on Rousteing’s modern classic designs.

The collection felt a fair literation in colour and shapes played with with accents and details found in racing uniforms showcases an uncanny resemblance to the designer’s former militantly biker style. Tailored to the French fashion house of luxurious motifs was a little touch of extravagance trademark in embellishments, a form of an intricate Native American Navajo-inspired beading that dressed across prefectos and cutting-edge tuxedo jackets which requires three weeks worth of workmanship were this season’s exclusive catches.

But referencing the past isn’t about reminiscing, it’s about creating something relevant for the here and now, it is thought that the collection was market more towards the music performers and athletes celebrities than the consumer itself, who will further maintain Balmain’s credence. Olivier Rousteing described the Spring Summer 2015 season’s offering was more of him than ever, reaching out in his comfort zone with a range that favours streetwear over suiting elegance – it was a brand reinvention.

BALMAIN SPRING SUMMER 2015 MENSWEAR COLLECTION

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear

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  • Anonymous

    Lol when I thought it couldnt get any worse…

    • It is worse than I was expecting, but then I saw lots of positive comments at Rousteing's Instagram page, therefore I presume this collection may not appeal to us but it does to others? Strange huh…

    • Anonymous

      I presume it's just some rihanna or kardashian fan, the difference is that they certainly don't buy anything lol, I saw on luisaviaroma that Balmain lowered the prices for the woman ranges; maybe rousteing has success on social media but a brand can't live only with social media success I mean if they don't sell I guess they'll fire him

    • They will sell well, theres lots of customers out there. It may not appeal to you or me, but i'm confident it will sell just like almost every other season. There is a large pool of buyers that are willing to pay, it also depends where. Websites like Luisa Via Roma attracts huge amount of traffic, quality traffic … thats why almost everything gets bought off before the year end sale.

  • This is the moment I stop buying Balmain. Hey Saint Laurent

    • Great mind thinks alike… cheers.

  • Anonymous

    sixteenth saved photo collection
    Sweater T-shirt

  • Anonymous

    Not really feeling this.. I like the basics from Balmain- biker jeans, hoodies and 3 pack t shirts, I'm assuming there will still be basic pieces in this season as that is the area Balmain sells best

    • It will still be there, maybe incorporated with a new theme but not much changes. I believe it will sell well, as always.

  • It's growing on me, very bold colours, love the first biker jacket.

    Will look forward to Givenchy and Saint Laurent SS15 updates from you 😀

    • Good on you, im updating Givecnhy tonight. :)

      Thanks for following

  • Anonymous

    Gentlemen, it's time to make a move over to Lanvin. They absolutely define SS15. I am avid Balmain collector and fan, but it's time to bring back some experience (Dacarnin era) as the youth experiment is running its course. Maurice, I'm glad wearing previous collections will NOT be frowned upon!! Vintage is the way to look good over the next year. Rousteing needs to get off social media and get back to society

    • Good one, i'll take your suggestion and have a look into Lanvin. Having some mix feelings with the current Balmain SS15 collection, but somehow I believe it is much better than this. Remember the SS14 Sailor Theme which was thought to be horrendous? Eventually the collection was rather promising as there are regenerated classics, just not featured here in Rousteing's lookbook.

      Let's see, im also after Saint Laurent, think its time for me to put my hard earn money into this brand. Cheers

    • Anonymous

      at least at Saint Laurent clothes are not made in Turkey and Portugal lol

    • Anonymous

      Overall I did not like the collections, even Givenchy or Saint Laurent clothes
      but Balmain is very seedy
      I do not spend my money on it

    • Anonymous

      these are not clothes that appear to be usable
      I like luxury clothing to wear them on a daily

    • Anonymous

      I always say that when it is not good to change the stylist helps
      it's time

    • The Balmain Spring Summer 2015 presentation look surprisingly good, those navajo beading blazers are stunning. Think they will cost at least 20,000 euros a piece since it requires three-weeks to be made, could be even more.

      Maybe Balmain is serious about targeting the upmost fashion luxury buyer… I wonder how are these exclusive pieces being distributed worldwide since they should be limited to specific sizing.

      I believe this collection is not what we believe at it is, there may still be hope. Let see…

  • Anonymous

    great post!! thanks Maurice…
    i like the last black white and red jacket(who shine a little) , i don't know if it 's leather. there is also another jacket in the same material, a black jacket at the end who shine too lol… love those 2 jackets

    • The jacket is leather, but the sweatpants at the last look is cotton. It's a nice two tone, but I felt its very racing driven, felt too much of a sportswear over masculine elegance. :(

  • Anonymous

    The look book for Balmain SS15 is filled with what I call the SUPER Runway Collection, the more casual stuff will be very cool guys! Calm down and keep the faith! Remember Balmain target audience is the very wealthy, so the runway stuff is going to be crazy because that's what these guys like.

    I'm sure there will be some really nice stuff in the collection that looks unique and easy to dress.

    That being said, I've been really impressed with Saint Laurent and I think it's really on the UP!

    • I have good faith in this collection, been thinking about it in the past few days. But what I truly want here is the navajo beaded jackets! They are so futuristic, the design is way ahead of time and it will be an amazing piece to make the ultimate fashion statement.

      I love it so much, but I know for sure it will cost at least 20,000 euros easily as it requires weeks of hand sewing.

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