Balmain Spring Summer 2017 Paris Show
Marlon Teixeira, Francisco Lachowski and Jon Kortajarena Paris (Balmain SS 2017)
Balmain SS 2017 Collection
Models: Ashton Gohil, Baptiste Giabiconi, Bertold Zahoran, Brad Allen, Brodie Scott, Diego Villarreal, Dominik Sadoch, Fabio Tavares, Francisco Lachowski (Closed), Gabriel Vieira, Gerard Sabe (Opened), Geron McKinley,Hao Yun Xiang, Jegor Venned, Jeremy Dufour, Jon Kortajarena, Kit Butler, Marlon Teixeira, Nick Truelove. Ole Stirnberg, Parker Van Noord, Rhys Pickering, Ryu Wankyu, Valentine Rontez, Victor Ndigwe and William Los
Unlike some couture houses that have turned their back on what they once were, Balmain has always proudly remained true to the vision and trailblazing spirit of its founder. Since Pierre Balmain’s death in 1982, the house has been guided by a series of strong designers, each balancing modern offerings with the need to respect the foundations and traditions of the house. These designers—Erik Mortensen, Herve-Pierre, Oscar de la Renta, Laurent Mercier and Christophe Decarnin—were all inspired by the colors, fluidity and elegance of Balmain’s signature “Jolie Madame” aesthetic.
Olivier Rousteing was named as the label’s designer in 2011 and his critically and commercially acclaimed collections have helped to push the label forward on its pathway of rapid growth. Rousteing is influenced by the unique confident style of today’s modern women as well as the work of the masters who have guided Balmain before him. He incorporates the house’s well-known mastery of tailoring, embroidery and traditional techniques of classic couture into his collections.