Balmain SS14

Quilted embellished denim, gold chain and feathered hems to pumping eighties beats

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Georgia May Jagger Photography by Lea Colombo

Initial reaction:

Power dressing for the street in denim and gold.

Atmosphere:

It verged between catwalk and club night - like the shows of the eighties, and Moschino just last week.

Stand out looks:

The quilted jacket/skirt combos, in lemon yellow, black leather and intricately embellished denim.

Unexpected details:

Oversized chain edged seams and necklines, gold buttons dotted jackets, and the zips which tore through denim off shoulder tops and dresses.

Model behaviour: 

Incredibly strong casting, including Lily McMenamy and Georgia May Jagger, whose mothers were cult icons during the eighties. It became almost nostalgic.

Soundtrack:

It was as if creative director Olivier Rousteing had rummaged through his mothers old cassettes - this was cult eightiess. Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Reflex by Duran Duran and Tell Me Why by Bronski Beat

Silhouette:

Dresses and skirts ended in ra-ra skirt frills, sumptuous folds and hedonistic ostrich feathers.

How they wore it:

High-waisted with chained boxing belts, and overalls in pinstripe and leather over unbuttoned white shirts.

Location:

The ballroom at the Grand Hotel in Paris - a room made for pure hedonism, and that's exactly with Balmain gave us.

Prints:

Exploded houndstooth, power pinstripes, and sickly sweet eighties gingham.

Left us wanting:

To pile on the gold chain and take these power suits to the dancefloor.

 

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Balmain SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo

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Models: Elisabeth Erm, Toni Garrn (@RealToniGarrn), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (@rosiehw), Amanda Wellsh (@amandawellsh), Josephine Le Tutor (@JosephineLT_), Elodia Prieto, Nadja Bender (@nadjabender), Saskia de Brauw, Sasha Luss (@RealSashaLuss), Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss), Cameron Russell (@CameronCRussell), Andreea Diaconu (@andreeadiaconu_), Karmen Pedaru (@kpedaru), Catherine McNeil (@catmcneil), Kasia Struss (@kasiastruss), Lily McMenamy, Cora Emmanuel (@coraemmanuel), Magdalena Frackowiak (@frackowiakmagdalena), Edie Campbell (@ebcampbell), Svetlana Zakharova (@one_zakharova), Hana Jirickova (@HanaJirickova), Georgia May Jagger (@georgiamayjagger), Julia Frauche (@juliafrauche), Othilia Simon (@othiliasimon), Chiharu Okunugi  (@chiharuuu0515), Suvi Koponen @suviriggs, Ophelie Guillermand (@ophelieguillermand), Bo Don, Joan Smalls (@Joansmalls), Marie Piovesan, Maud Le Fort, Cindy Bruna

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