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582301 Olivier Rousteing and Aurélie Bidermann Celebrate the Launch of the Balmain Pierre Bag

Designer Olivier Rousteing and Kasia Struss

Pierre LaunchBalmain 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.

AsapIR01 Roberta Cardenio, Vika Levina & Alexa Corlett Wear Balmain for Interview Russia, Lensed by Ward Ivan Rafik

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 Balmain Fall 2012 | Paris Fashion Week

Balmain’s Bejeweled Fall – Marking his second season as creative director of Balmain, French designer Olivier Rousteing look towards Fabergé eggs gave to Elizabeth Taylor as inspiration for the label’s fall 2012 collection. Balmain’s signature military inspired jackets took an elegant turn in the form of pearl and gem adorned skin-tight dresses, outerwear and velvet pants. Strong shoulders brought an androgynous edge to the ultra-sexy silhouettes in neutral hues of black, nude and mint green. Despite the classic reference, Rousteing still kept Balmain’s modern edge for the upcoming autumn with razor sharp precision.

pierre balmain1 Snejana Onopka for Pierre Balmain Spring 2012 Collection

Balmain Flair – After months of waiting, we finally have a full look at the highly anticipated Pierre Balmain spring 2012 collection. Tapping Snejana Onopka to model the hip and youthful wear, the debut line has all the trappings of Balmain’s well-known rock and roll aesthetic including form-fitting pants, cool prints, leather jackets and tailored blazers at more affordable prices starting at €120. The apparel hits stores and online retailers starting this December. And make sure to see the video campaign starring Abbey Lee Kershaw and her band Our Mountain under the cut.

balmain Balmain Spring 2012 | Paris Fashion Week

Balmain’s Western Spring – With a new creative director, Balmain did not lose its rock and roll edge for the spring 2012 season under Olivier Rousteing’s western inspired vision. Skinny jeans, embroidered blazers and leggy hemlines dominated the runway with metallic and crystal accents in full force. Of course, no western inspired look is completed without fringe, sweeping skirts and chunky buckles.

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