balmain spring 2012 rtw

“It was Olivier Rousteing’s big moment at Balmain. The young designer, having worked under Christophe Decarnin for two years, assumed the design reins at the house after his former boss’ sudden departure in February. This was his first time putting the clothes on the runway in front of the entire fashion world.

“Mixing the tailoring of Mexico and the glamour of Vegas,” was how he described his MO for Spring backstage. He also name-checked Oscar de la Renta, who preceded Decarnin, and Pierre Balmain himself, indicating, in so many words, that he’d like to bring a bit of class to this act.” – style

p.s. olivier is only 26! crazy, ay?



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