Balmain Spring/Summer 2016 Pre-Collection for Lookbook Friday

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Although rest assured, the collection is just as opulent and luxurious as Olivier Rousteing’s fall and spring collections…

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to a brilliant and productive 2016. For the first Lookbook Friday of the year I am featuring Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2016 Pre-Collection. The pre-collection is a more toned down, streamlined collection then either the fall or the Spring 2016 lineup. Although rest assured, the collection is just as opulent and luxurious as Olivier Rousteing’s fall and spring collections, but it is decidedly a more distilled collection.

The palette is limited to predominately black and white with the occasional appearance of dusty pastels and a lovely floral print in red, white and gray. Texture and construction take center stage with exquisite tone on tone embroidered fabrics, intricate lace, sheer panels layered over patterned textiles and iridescent appliqué. Peplums are seen through the collection in tops and are even built into dresses. Structured overcoats with a retro mod aesthetic feature over-sized brass buttons as a minimalist detail letting the cut of the coat be the main attraction. And this seems to be at the heart of the collection—this sense of craftsmanship and beauty a quite luxury which hints at things to come. And serves as an elegant and timely frontrunner to the more lavish official spring 2016 collection.

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  • Jackie Harrison
    January 1, 2016

    Stunning collection for the spring and summer which I’m looking forward to Happy New Year doll

  • Rowena
    January 1, 2016

    I really like how this collection is both minimalist and features such cool details. Happy New Year Allie! Here’s to a happy, healthy, successful 2016 filled with wonderful surprises!

  • Style Tomes
    January 1, 2016

    I’m pleasantly surprised by this collection! Love the streamlined aesthetic. Those shoes are too cool too!
    Happy New Year!!
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  • Shybiker
    January 2, 2016

    Interesting designs. I love peplum.

  • Dressed2dNines
    January 3, 2016

    There isn’t a look I wouldn’t wear in this collection. They are amazing!

  • Anouk
    January 3, 2016

    Love the new Balmain collection!


  • Wendee Isaacs
    January 3, 2016

    all the outfits are gorgeous

  • Akaleistar
    January 4, 2016

    I am digging the black and white! Beautiful!

    Hope your year is off to a great start 🙂

  • sofaundermapletree
    January 4, 2016

    Love the dresses! And the black and white. And the cuts!

  • elle the Elle Diaries
    January 5, 2016

    I agree with your opinions regarding this collection, but some of the pieces are a bit disappointing to me, and I am not sure why. This designer is a favorite of mine, and many pieces sing to me, while others just do not, Still a great editorial to post and start the New Year with!
    XX, Elle

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Balmain Spring/Summer 2016 Pre-Collection for Lookbook Friday