Olivier Rousteing comes correct all the time with a new collection. Inspiration for this collection comes from literally everywhere. 80’s fashion played a major part with this collection. Shoulder pads, Oversized suits, and glitter alluded to the funky trend.
With next year being the fashion house 75th anniversary, their was also inspiration for the collection coming from the 50s and 60s (which was a time for beautiful and tailored fashion). Yes, Rousteing took it back to when the “New Look” era was established with the help of Christian Dior, Jacques Faith, and of course Pierre Balmain.
Collections like this one make me fall in love with fashion even more. When looks are cohesive and wearable it makes me adore a fashion house more. This look is totally for the electric, dope chic girl that is ready for any occasion. The tweed coats, especially the tweed blazer that acts as a dress, are statement pieces that will have all eyes on you.
I know people like my mother are super happy with how the 80s fashion trend is coming back. Since my mom was a fashion icon back in the 80s with her cinched in dresses, Men’s suits styled perfectly, and statement shoulder pads. What she would also love, is the bigger handbag trend that is coming back. Yes, Balmain has followed the train and included bigger handbags into their collection. Bigger handbags, such as the ones displayed in this collection are so chic and look so good with the pieces implemented in the collection.
The collection goes through different fazes and my favorite would have to be the pieces with the crystal embroidered applique all over them. The fitted shoulder pad blazer one with openings on the front to show a little skin was very chic but revealing. We love a chic girl that can be a little revealing. Right?!?!
With Rousteing being one of the many designers that are avoiding real fur, he added some faux fur coats to spice up the already spiced up collection. You know me with outerwear, I was in love with every piece of it.