BALMAIN spring 2015 highlights PFW
A serious ode to Mondrian, this GEO filled collection at BALMAIN spring 2015 is a stunner. Primary colors, clean lines and structured cutouts were on the palette for the collection of caged dresses, wide-leg trousers, and jackets.
Stripes and Geos were never so sexy – especially in pants. The creative vision of Balmain’s designer, Olivier Rousteing brought significant changes to Balmain, including this year’s diverse cast on the runway. From wonder girl Binx Walton sporting a long fluid piece to the likes of Kasia Struss, Saskia Debrauw, Karlie Kloss, Sasha Luss, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, and Kendall Jenner working the geo looks on the runway – this is one collection that is modern and wearable.
A favorite look (worn by Binx) was brilliant in showcasing a modern, white, wide-leg trouser suit. Accentuated by Binx’s short, slicked back cut, it’s plunged neckline and side cutouts gave the stunning piece a risky texture while maintaining a simple structure to the design. A bright yellow dress outlined by caged, leather material was a perfect example of the bold bars and clean structure that is Mondrian art.
Model Joan Smalls strutted down the runway in this lean, flattering fitted piece, all the more sexified by her sharp features. Black patent belts were a recurring theme throughout the show, providing a strong bar between otherwise clean grid print jackets, dresses, and color trouser and crop top matching pieces. Just as beautiful as the colorful, gridded pieces were many of the bold, solid color pieces of the collection. Through the use of color, texture, and structure, Olivier Rousteing created his own artistic movement by taking such an impactful 1920s concept and recreating it as highly modern and sexy.
BALMAIN spring 2015 highlights PFW commentary + selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Andrea Porro