Luxury has become Balmain’s staple, so it’s not surprise to see where creative director Olivier Rousteing is heading to. For this season, the Balmain Men’s Fall Winter 2015 presentation day took place on Thursday 25th January 2015 at 2:00pm in Hôtel d’Evreux, Paris. The designer sets a new benchmark venturing into a doze of affluent wardrobe collection inspired by what he believes as the new generation of international aristocrats would wear, to parties of course.
The Balmain Fall Winter 2015 menswear collection is catered for a diverse and inclusive group of stylish consumers who aren’t afraid to peacock. A blend of fluid silhouettes flourish the latest menswear in regal fabrics includes rich velvets, silks, and cashmere. Of course, not to forget Balmain’s ultimate code – what is the answer to luxury without exorbitant features? Gold embroidery with red contrast accents forms signature military patchworks, raccoon furs dressed shawl lapels, while shimmery metallic leather highlights exclusive relevance, these were just some of the prominent “icing on the cake” that make for a very classy collection.
One of the most distinct masterpieces recognizable from the Fall Winter 2015 collection is the extravagant Balmain Crystal Rhinestone Embellished Jacket, much like the it’s hefty Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Navajo Beaded series sibling, the latest diamanté tuxedo jacket weighs a staggering 25 kilograms and is estimated to be priced from $45,000 till $60,000 for the range-topper, coat jacket as seen on the runway below in dark blue. Few houses would spare the expense in such an investment, but for any men in Balmain world, money is no object to such consideration. Another distinguish feature is the cashmere beanies, whereby all models were wearing during the presentation show, including Rousteing himself, explained that is was touch of tribute to hip-hop culture, which evidently poses a vital form of identity and a new standard of dynamism towards the collection.
Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of Balmain, explained that the Fall Winter 2015 collection is very close to performing and playing with the Balmain house codes, he said, a richness collection that men might be looking for, there is still a customer in need for this high glamour. Besides this, Rosteing’s celebrity wishlist has already been accomplished so far, he mentioned that he had the chance to dress all the celebrities he has ever wanted, from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, to Jay Z, Rihanna for the previous house campaign, David Beckham and so forth, a personal approach were key models dress in his Balmain works of arts.
Due to the nature of the presentation looks it was not possible to get a full impression of the Balmain Fall Winter 2015 menswear collection. However, an upcoming sneak peek preview will enable us to gauge the collection’s potential. Either way, it is encouraging to see such an exclusive luxury essence is incorporated into a beautiful seasonal collection offered along with the classic biker collection, which leaves very little compromises. If you fancy a luxury designer that seemingly offers an affluent impression and an abundance of selection, than the Balmain Fall Winter 2015 menswear is worth a closer look. I can’t wait, and I know I’m not alone. For earlier in-depth reviews, visit the Balmain Fall Winter 2015 Menswear Collection post.
BALMAIN FALL WINTER 2015 MENSWEAR PRESENTATION
Source: Journal, Antonioli, Balmain FW15
Source: Balmain, Images by Kevin Tachman / BackstageAT
Source: Dazed Digital, Balmain A15, Photography – Marie-Amélie Tondu
Source: The Wild Magazine, Behind The Scenes Paris Fashion Week AW15: Balmain by Miguel Rosales
BALMAIN FALL WINTER 2015 MENSWEAR RUNWAY COLLECTION
Complete 20 Looks in High Resolution
Source: Photographs by Guillaume Roujas
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