Balmain, an important clothing line in the art of high-end fashion and boutique. Balmain recent did a collection with H&M and the demand for the clothing was highly lusted for. Before we get into detail about current balmain lets talk about its past and foundation.

The Founder of Balmain, named, Pierre Balmain was born in St Jean de Maurienne, France in 1914. he studied his craft under Lucien Lelong, with other creative designers such as Christian Dior and Hubert De Givenchy. Pierre went solo and decided that he wanted to focus on women’s clothing, creating his own signature style titled “Jolie Madame”, which translates to Lovely Lady. In creating this style it became sought after by europeans and Hollywood big names rather quickly. Actresses that wore his line were Audrey Hepburn and Josephine Baker to name a few. The Jolie Madame Signature is form fitting down to the hips, luxurious fabric and fuller skirts. This style is what made Balmain stand out and create its own lane.

Audrey Hepburn in wedding designed by Balmain

Audrey Hepburn in wedding designed by Balmain

Josephine Baker in Balmain dress

Josephine Baker in Balmain dress

In recent Balmain news, chooses to stay close to its roots and change the game. Steered by Olivier Rousteing, Balmain is looking to touch new consumers and continue with their tradition. Their Fall collection for 2016 appears to touch or reach for royal anesthetic. Jackets are full of emborided gold on the outside and some of the shirt fabric look to be made of silk. Balmain’s fall/winter line looks amazing, looking forward to the release.


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