Spring-Summer 2012 – This first collection from Christophe Decarnin’s former assistant Olivier Rousteing collection stuck to the edgy roots of Balmain menswear featuring snakeskin, utility trousers and military jackets, but gave it a feminine, softer touch with cropped shoulder padded jackets, tighter loose neck t-shirts and skinny jeans. He gave it a new twist with lightweight scarves in pale pastels, chopped the sleeves off jackets and flared the sleeves ever so slightly. A trueness to the label ensued, but with the personal touches of a new vision.

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Written by Jemma De Blanche

Jemma De Blanche is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a background in marketing and copy-writing, is in awe of all things creative and loves getting lost in a good book, a beautiful picture or the creativity of new collection. Jemma handles the Fashion in Film pages and the Men's catwalk reviews.

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