If it was believed for a while that the Balmainmania would not resist the departure of Christophe Decarnin, it was without counting on the capacity of his successor to maintain the flame. It will indeed have sufficed the young Olivier Rousteing to parade rich embroideries his models fall / winter 2012-2013 so that the fashion sphere suddenly want to turn into egg Faberge…

Inspired by the work of the jeweler Fabergé, the last collection Balmain marked the spirits by his debauchery of embroideries mixing pearls, gold threads, tapestries and velvet ras. A cloakroom on the edge of the kitsch, which however gained desirability once shot by David Sims, who succeeded in conferring – within the last campaign of the label – a patina almost casual to the precious attires imagined by Rousteing.

As refined as they are, the creations of the artistic director of Balmain appear in fact more destined to be carried by a cool young girl who is prepared. Pictures that could convince the most reluctant to succumb to this “bling bling new generation”…

And if the Fabergé inspired sweatshirts, beaded blazers and other boxy quilted jackets from the Balmain studio will certainly remain the prerogative of Emmanuelle Alt et al., This does not mean that the lambda fashionist will not be able to rub against the trendy rococo kitsch Olivier Rousteing.

For that it will be enough for him to cross the gates of Zara or to go to fret on the e-shop of our site to find something to satisfy its new baroque desires.

In practice, care must be taken to infuse this trend a “low profile” dimension by associating relatively conservative clothes: this beaded skirt Zara is thus accompanied by a thick turtleneck sweater, this jacquard pants a simple denim shirt and gold jacket trio loose t-shirt / slippers / slim burgundy ⅞ …

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