BIAGIOTTI AND BALMAIN LOGO

LB Monogram. Designed by Laura Biagiotti in 1975 was reproduced in a maxi and mini version on sneakers, on combat boot and boots. Shoe laces and embroideries become shoe buckles. Both logo Balmain and Biagiotti are very confusing but money solves every problem and especially with the Quatari. Rousteing will then carry on copying every brands and everything and the Quatari will pay for it till they will be fed up and will change of designer.  Continue reading

BALMAIN CEO RESIGNATION

Massimo Piombini, who joined Balmain in April 2017 and piloted the brand through an expansion phase, is leaving the firm. Balmain confirmed that Piombini is leaving for personal reasons, and added that a new chief executive officer would join the company in February.

"Under his leadership the company has experienced a significant growth and organizational evolution, setting a solid basis for further growth of the brand in the next years, Balmain said in a statement. The house wishes him well on his future endeavors."

It is understood that turnover at the Paris-based house almost doubled over the past three years. During Piombini’s tenure, Balmain opened boutiques in Paris, Hong Kong, Moscow, São Paolo and Miami, and it signed a lease for a New York flagship, which is slated to open in the first half of 2020. Continue reading

BALMAIN MATCHES WITH CARDIN

In the end, the promised media frenzy did not come to pass: Kylie Jenner, who was supposed to oversee the makeup at Balmain’s show in Paris on Friday, canceled her appearance. “Unfortunately I’m really sick and unable to travel. I’m heartbroken to be missing this show,” she wrote on Twitter.

Rousteing said the collection was a tribute to the style of the late Nineties and early Aughts, as seen through the prism of pop culture. “Fashion is always referencing the Eighties and the Seventies, but there is a new vintage that for me is the 2000s,” said Rousteing.

Rousteing said he also delved into the archives of founder Pierre Balmain. But with its profusion of optical effects and circular motifs, the lineup recalled nothing so much as Pierre Cardin, the pioneer of the Space Age look. Continue reading

BALMAIN DESERT STYLE RESORT

A road trip through the Arizona desert was the starting point for Olivier Rousteing’s resort collection for Balmain, a desert for a desert creation which featured caftans printed with cactuses (ouch!) and burnt landscapes as well as graphic minidresses inspired by tribal paintings and tattoos from French designers. Continue reading

H AND B NEXT STEP: FRAGRANCE !

BALMAIN2H&M and Balmain is launching a fragrance. While fashion addicts around the world are still snapping up pieces from the Balmain and H&M clothing collection, the Swedish giant is about to unveil a new balmain fragrance which will be available on December 3.

The release of the capsule collection produced for H&M by Balmain, designed by Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, was a major event in the fashion world this Autumn. Fight & crush in the H&M stores went viral.

This collaboration is set to continue at the beginning of December with the launch of the new Balmain and H&M fragrance which will be available in a limited edition in selected stores. Will the fragrance be sent in Sephora? What it is sure is that the perfume stinks. Continue reading

BALMAIN IS NOT A. MCQUEEN

BALMAINThis year for the Spring Summer collection 2015, Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative Director, presented his Ready-to-Wear collection. During the show, the fashionistas of Alexander McQueen quickly noticed that there was the copy of a white women suit presented by Alexander McQueen at his Haute Couture collection for the Spring/Summer collection 1997.

What a shame! That’s probably the reason why Balmain does not invite Canal-Luxe.org at their catwalk. They are surely frightened that we talked about their copies.

Next time which creator will you copy Mr Rousteing? Franck Sorbier? Alexis Mabille?….

Anyway, Canal-Luxe.org will have difficulties to post your photos as we will have limited spaces for the next show. Funny enough, it reminds us your email about limited places.