Balmain - Women's Spring/Summer 2020 collection in Paris (with interview)
Creative director: olivier rousteinglocation: opéra garnier collection: a wardrobe with architectural and graphic cuts, colour contrasts and asymmetry. references to balmain in the 70’s / 80’s. square shoulders and flared trousers. plays with pleats on sculptural dresses. a series of outfits decorated with embellishments, sequins and embroidery. there are many outfit proposals to respond to the plurality of balmain women. the finale is a new interpretation of a completely deconstructed tuxedo.focus: one-leg trousers or a one-sleeved suit jacket, the new suit with bare shoulders and the jewellery that structures the silhouette. the sculptured pleated dresses. the new hand bags with thick handles and rectangular glasses.to note: the release of the new collaboration for the beauty line called kyliex balmain, officially launched today, without the presence of kylie jenner, who stayed in the united states for health reason. with interviews:olivier rousteing:this year, i would call it the paradox collection. it is to remind me that balmain was one of the first french fashion houses in paris, founded in 1945. so, it’s a post-war brand, with a strong woman, the silhouette of a “jolie madame”, a woman who is recovering from the war. at the same time, it is about a very pop woman, a woman of the 2000’s, or of the 2020’s, so in fact it’s a mix. this year mr pierre balmain’s architecture met my architecture, inspired by music that i like from the 2000’s such as britney, beyoncé and christina. this collection is in fact the new vintage youth i would say.a suit that is deconstructed in fact. this is the balmain we know, with shoulders, this armed woman, the armour, almost gladiator-like, but it’s also a woman who can lower her weapons and who doesn’t need should pads to fight, she can also find peace.there were lots of emotions, especially when i wanted to go out with youssou n’dour music, because for me, i was born in the pop culture, in france, dreaming of the american dream, but also being half ethiopian/somali, which i discovered recently.kris jenner:the collection was stunning, i’m so proud of him and he’s such an inspiration to everyone and i just love all the new silhouettes and it was fantastic. music from the show (for use only in context of the show, under cover of the right to information).