Balmain

Autumn-Winter 2012/13 – It was a powerful collection in that each pieces purported a message: one of indulgence via strong prints, thick quilting and stern biker leather. Olivier Rousteing issued a masterclass of how to combine, powerful dressing using the silhouette and style. The trophy jacket came in a variety of looks, but rest assured, it must be boxy and finish just above the hips. There was a rock ā€˜nā€™ roll edge to everything, whether it be a leather top tucked into a slitted, velvet maxi-skirt or the embellished silver dresses with a strong high neckline. This burly embellishment touched everything: pearls, jewels, velvet, silver and gold tucked away discreetly on belt buckles and buttons or dominated entire dresses, skirts, tops and suits; one particular suit was made out of pearls as much as it was fabric! The resulting embellishment created an ornate feel but it was also impossibly cool.

Zoe Garton

Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.


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