Balmain by Olivier Rousteing
Jacket without label. Satin label woven on the tunic and on the shirt, inside neckline middle back and on the pants, inside middle back waist, white on black: "BALMAIN / PARIS".
- Men's ready-to-wear, Spring-Summer 2018
- Jacket: Black and white leather. Embroidery of black and white braided leather. Silver plated metal rivets. Black patent leather. Thick black viscose threads. Black crystals, black pearls. Black facetted pearls. Black tubular beads. White crystals. Laced cord. Black and white cotton jersey jacquard. Tunic: cotton jacquard jersey. Shirt: white cotton poplin. Tie: aged silver plated metal. Pants: Grain of cotton and black elastane powder. Polyester satin and silk wand. Belt: Embossed black calf leather. Embossed silver plated metal. Black velvet calfskin boots. Silver plated mirror metal. Black elastane mesh.
- Donation of Balmain - Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
- Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Today, Balmain, founded in 1945, is one of the few companies that still owns its own embroidery workshop. The richness of the overall jacket, made entirely of black and white leather embroidered with rhinestones and sequins, testifies to its virtuosity. The importance of embroidery is such that it makes these clothes real armors, a martial connotation claimed by Olivier Rousteing, the brand's artistic director since 2011, hijacking the company's codes to make the brand one of the most followed of the decade.
Combining Western motifs with the cut-outs of a tunic inspired by pre-Columbian clothing, all on a classic male silhouette, this donation is faithful to the eclectic inspirations that make the house's current success.
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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson