this was the first runway collection sans christophe decarnin who abruptly left balmain in february.
the designer behind balmain now is a young (25 years old) designer named olivier rousteing. style.com gave a cautious review of his spring 2012 collection but i think it was fabulous and a change that i believe will do the design house much good. there were no more of decarnin's signature "trash look." now, it's much more clean (no more holes in the shirt, pants, and skirts) and the focus is rightly on the details. and the classic balmain factor is still there in the short, short skirts and dresses. i think rousteing is off to a great start! oh and now people could probably understand more why balmain clothes cost what they cost cuz you know before...a leather skirt that barely covered your butt was a whooping 3 grand.
|the designer. he does look young!|