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.
To see more from this collection head to Balmain.com