Balmain’s Modern Retro – Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing was in a nineties mood for the French fashion house’s spring 2014 collection shown during the third day of Paris Fashion Week. Jackets with boxy shoulders, quilted separates and skirts with flouncy hems that are either ruffle or feather-embellished gave a nod to Chanel during the nineties. Prints for the season embrace gingham and houndstooth motifs while the color palette is steeped in monochrome as well as pastel blues and pinks. The overall trend which we have seen a few times during spring previews, is highlighted with slinky pinstripes, sparkling squares or sleek leather.
Edita on Vogue – It’s hard to believe, but Edita Vilkeviciute finally landed her first Vogue Paris cover for the magazine’s October issue. The Lithuanian model seems to be a favorite of the magazine’s editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt, appearing in numerous issues since her tenure. Past Vogue covers for Edita include the German, Chinese and Spanish editions. On the cover Edita poses for Mario Testino in a Balmain look from the label’s fall collection. The new issue hits stores in France on September 25th.
Balmain Days – Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are back again for Balmain’s fall 2013 campaign (their last time shooting was for the spring 2012 season). This time, the creative duo photographs an eclectic cast including Cora Emmnauel, Elisabeth Erm, Manon Leloup, Khadija and Clement Chabernaud. Lensed against the beautiful backdrop of Paris, the faces of Balmain flaunt the jewel-tone hues and fashion forward shapes of the season.
Zoe’s Blue Moment – Actress Zoe Saldana attended the 2013 Comic-Con event in San Diego on July 20th. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star opted for a blue jumpsuit from Balmain’s resort 2014 collection. Zoe also wore a Balmain look in April at a “Star Trek” premiere.
Balmain Babe – British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attended a Balmain dinner held at Los Angeles’ Chataeu Maramont on May 1st, 2013. The blonde stunner wore a black and white look from one of Balmain’s latest collections to the event. Rosie also paired the look with lace boots from the label as well.
Zoe in Balmain – Promoting the science fiction flick “Star Trek Into the Darkness”, actress Zoe Saldana gets futuristic herself in a look from Balmain’s pre-fall 2013 collection. The pink and gold embroidered leather top and fuchsia silk skirt is a winning look for the 34-year-old star.
Balmain Babe – Anja Rubik is the latest model to cover Vogue Turkey–the April 2013 issue. The Polish beauty poses for Cüneyt Akeroglu in a look from Balmain’s spring-summer collection.
Designer Olivier Rousteing and Kasia Struss
Pierre Launch – Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing and Paris based jewelry designer, Aurélie Bidermann celebrated the launch of their collaboration bag, the “Pierre” last night in an event co-hosted by Vogue. The guests included models Constance Jablonski, Karlie Kloss, Kasia Struss and Jac Jagaciak.
Live.Love – Photographer Ward Ivan Rafik follows models Roberta Cardenio, Vika Levina and Alexa Corlett at Le Bataclan, Paris, in this black and white shoot for Interview Russia. With slick hair and an impeccable wardrobe, the girls gather in front of the Paris venue for a concert by hip hop artist A$AP Rocky, merging high style with cool street edginess in Balmain, styled by Raquel Franco.
Balmain Beauty – David Sims captures Nadja Bender in striking black and white images for the fall 2012 campaign from Balmain. Nadja wears the Fabergé egg-inspired designs of Olivier Rousteing in a simple, domestic setting.