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


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


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


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 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, 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.