WORDS Julian de la Celle
With a range of a staggering 82 different looks, Balmain unveiled their AW17 collection at Paris Fashion Week Mens. At just 31 years old, Creative Director Olivier Rousteing showcased one of the most eclectic, yet easily flowing collections so far this season. The collection touched upon an entire colour palette ranging from dark, camouflage greens to elegant golds and purples and much like the diversity in the pieces themselves, their was a refreshing diversity in the choice of models as well.
Elaborate patterns and intricate designs were seen throughout, showcasing that Balmain isn't here to play it safe. This is a collection with force, one that demands you pay attention. The blend of womenswear and menswear, as seen countless times this season and last, only made the collection more powerful, allowing anyone and everyone to appreciate the strength of the show as a whole.