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Video: Balmain FW21 collection
In this video, Balmain has presented its FW21 collection. Watch the video below. Video: Balmain via YouTube Photo credit: Image: Balmain via YouTube
19 Nov 2021
Balmain launches The Together Project
Luxury fashion house Balmain has announced its new initiative, The Together Project. The initiative focuses on the relationships between artists and the people who are most important to them, exploring them in various mediums and creations from different artists. The project will give free reign to an esteemed artist each year, with the purpose...
11 Nov 2021
Balmain names new president for Greater China
WWD has reported that Balmain has named Lily Liu their new president of Greater China. She will step into her new role on November 12. Previously, Liu was Versace’s vice president for China. She’s spent over 25 years working with European luxury brands leading the Chinese market. Her resume also includes stints at Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, and...
5 Nov 2021
Balmain collaborates with Netflix on ‘The Harder They Fall’ collection
Balmain is launching a limited-edition clothing and accessories collection in collaboration with Netflix to coincide with the global release of the Western ‘The Harder They Fall’ starring Idris Elba. Billed as Netflix’s first luxury fashion collaboration, the Balmain x The Harder They Fall collection has been designed to meld the film’s bold...
2 Nov 2021
Balmain unveils ski collaboration with Rossignol
Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing is putting haute couture into skiwear with a collaboration with heritage Alpine brand Rossignol. The limited-edition Balmain + Rossignol collection features clothing and equipment for both on and off the pistes. Such as skiwear from jumpsuits to jackets, knitwear, ski boots, helmets, hats and even...
18 Oct 2021
Balmain director Olivier Rousteing reveals fireplace accident recovery
Creative director of the French luxury house Balmain Olivier Rousteing has revealed he suffered severe burns after his fireplace exploded in his home last year. In an Instagram post titled “A year ago”, the designer spoke of his healing process, and the struggle to hide his injuries from the world. Above his explanation, Rousteing shared a photo...
11 Oct 2021
Chivas and Balmain join forces for limited-edition Scotch
Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing is blending Parisian couture with Scotch whisky in a partnership with Chivas on a limited-edition Balmain x Chivas XV collection. Rousteing has designed two limited-edition bottles for Chivas XV, the whisky brand’s 15-year-old blended Scotch, which aim to showcase “Balmain’s daring outlook on fashion...
5 Oct 2021
PFW: Balmain shows 10 year anniversary collection of creative director Oliver Rousteing
Why host a low key catwalk presentation when a music festival cum fashiontainment spectacle will create so much more buzz? Such is the case at Balmain as it returned to the physical runway for the first time since last year as it simultaneously celebrated the ten-year tenure of its creative director, Olivier Rousteing. The show featured a bevy...
30 Sep 2021
PFW SS22: Balmain holds benefit festival to present its new collection
Now in its second edition, French luxury house Balmain hosted its Balmain Festival in line with this season’s Paris Fashion Week, presenting a new collection as part of the wide-scale, two-night spectacle. The festival, located at The Seine Musicale music venue in the heart of Paris, brought together music, fashion and food in the form of a ‘...
28 Sep 2021
Balmain partners with Channel 4 on short-form drama series
French fashion house Balmain and its creative director Olivier Rousteing have partnered with UK broadcaster Channel 4 on a first of its kind short-form drama series starring singer-songwriter Jesse Jo Stark, Charles Melton, Tommy Dorfman and Ajani Russell. ‘Fractures’ marks the first co-branded venture between a fashion label and a broadcaster...
24 Aug 2021
Colour report: Neons are illuminating fashion's future
Neon lights are often associated with 90s raves, the arts, subculture and ubiquitous storefront signs. They hit peak popularity between 1920 and 1960, when streets were aglow and neons marked a business’s wares and services, everything from clothing at department stores to louche nightclubs in back alleyways. But the colour neon and buzzy...
20 Aug 2021
Balmain to present fashion show with music festival
Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing is taking a musical approach to his spring 2022 collection set to debut on the runway on September 29. The collection debut will cap off a two-day music festival at The Seine Musicale in Paris. Rousteing launched the Balmain Festival in 2019 in conjunction with the Fête de la Musique, Paris’ all night music...
22 Jun 2021