The Balmain biker denim jeans has been the cornerstone of the Parisian label since more than half a decade ago. First introduced by Christophe Decarnin for Balmain Fall Winter 2009 menswear, the biker series has not only became known as one of the most insanely priced denim wear, but has naturally evolve to be highly sought after in the luxury designer universe, and remains as one of the quintessential icons of the brand.
The current creative director for Balmain, Olivier Rousteing has looked upon Decarnin’s aesthetics ever since he joined the company in 2009. He has worked closely with the late “star designer” Decarnin and has replaced him since April 2011. Rousteing moved the label towards the finer aspects of French couture, he has brought in the much-needed fresh take on the brand’s base aesthetic that remains to this day.
In his generation as creative director, Rousteing introduced many innovation that has been applied towards the classical Decarnin era biker aesthetics, simply by transforming them with seasonal codes generated from his creative interest and by retaining predominant styling cues from its predecessors such as the notably ribbed detailing and front waist zippers. His rework on the biker denim jeans has eventually grew the existing category and unfold many new seasonal colourways in bold transitions. I could still recall Rousteing’s first official Balmain menswear collection back in Spring Summer 2012 when the label went on a deliberate take on the biker denim jeans in feminine pastel colours of salmon pink and washed yellow, a revolutionary move which has lead to the generic adoption in prevailing menswear and translated later into high street fashion.
For this Spring Summer 2015, the designer champions the latest Balmain design language with an unprecedented iteration of sharp colours played in a geometrical affair, featuring bold race accents in bi and tri-colour ways was mainly an inspiration taken from sportswear. A striking adaption of the concept was translated across an entire range of band panelled biker denim jeans is perhaps sharply contrast with the label’s reputation of its military design. Despite earlier criticism the current Balmain Spring Summer 2015 seasonal biker denim jeans seems to be very well received by consumers and sells well among global online retailers. You’ll either love it or hate it, these highly prized pieces includes the Balmain Dirty White Contrast Panelled Stretch Denim Biker Jeans and the exclusive Balmain Yellow Contrast Panelled Stretch Denim Biker Jeans that are both selling out fast. The dirty white biker has appealed to most consumers among the rest as the top seller because of its monochromatic high contrast detailed aesthetics along with worn-out whites which makes it more wearable and feasible to compliment with other outfits. While the loud mustard yellow biker in particular features a crucial bi-colour take on its added side band panelling, these characteristics are similarly derived from the “Kill Bill” jump suit trademark, looks rather impressive, but is not for everyone as it will serve as a challenge to pair with. These pieces are made in Italy alike the Decarnin era’s and is elevated to be even more collectible for most Balmain fanatics.
If these seasonal pieces do not found favour in your eyes, rest assure that Balmain continues to offer its traditional classics for your consideration. Saving consumers who has earlier missed out on seasonal editions such as the Balmain Dirty Blue Stretch Denim Biker Jeans, Balmain Raw Indigo Stretch Denim Biker Jeans, and highly ever sought after Balmain Black Waxed Coated Stretch Denim Biker Jeans – these recurring pieces has generally been reworked this season by archiving a closer fit, making majority of the collection true to size.
*Measurement below are taken by hand and reflects the best measurement interpreted by concluding from various global retailers. These are not the official measurement provided by the designer ‘Balmain Paris’ itself, therefore may result in slight inaccuracy.
*Prices without asterisk includes DDP (delivery duty paid) shipped to United States, all prices are quoted in USD and varies among the rest of the world.
*Sizes will be frequently updated according to stock arrival till the end of Spring Summer 2015.
BALMAIN 18CM BLUE DESTROYED PATCHWORK DENIM BIKER JEANS
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Product Code: S5H-T500-C162D-155
Season: Balmain Spring Summer 2015 Menswear
Characteristics: Blue Washed, Dirty Distressed, Knee Destroyed, Leather Patchwork
Collection: Seasonal, Exclusive
Material: 100% cotton
Design in France / Made in Italy
Size Guide: Fits large to size. Take two sizes smaller.
Size 28 – Waist 41cm, Rise 25cm, Total Length 114cm, Thigh 25cm, Hem 17cm
Size 29 – Waist 43cm, Rise 26cm, Total Length 117cm, Thigh 25cm, Hem 17cm
Size 30 – Waist 43.5cm, Rise 26cm, Total Length 117cm, Thigh 26cm, Hem 17.5cm
Size 31 – Waist 45cm, Rise 26cm, Total Length 118cm, Thigh 28cm, Hem 17.5cm
Size 32 – Waist 46cm, Rise 26.5cm, Total Length 119cm, Thigh 28.5cm, Hem 18cm