Hello my Lovelies;
Since the exit of Christophe Decarnin from Balmain earlier this year, we all wondered with baited breathe who would take over the design team and would the newest collection live up to our high expectations defined by the predecessor.
Welcome 25 year old Olivier Rousteing and his Resort 2012 collection.
"French-Born, Bordeaux-raised and of African Descent, Olivier Rousteing has just taken up one of the most coveted designer roles in the Fashion Industry, Olivier was recently named head designer at Balmain, position was previously occupied by Christophe Decarnin. With Balmain being one of the top luxury fashion labels around, Olivier will be expected to oversee the creation and development of Ready-to-wear women and men. Olivier Rousteing is the current head of the studio home for Ready-to-wear, a position he has held since 2009. Before joining Balmain , Mr. Rousteing spent five years in Roberto Cavalli where he worked after he left design school -ESMOD, where he was promoted to designer collections for ready-to-wear women and men of the mark."
This collection has proven to be one of Balmains best, taking inspiration from Elvis, it screams sophistication and the hard edged rocking class that has always been Balmains trademark, well done Rousteing.
Much love, Glam Girl x