Whilst SS14 saw Rihanna as the solo star of the French fashion house’s campaign, this season, creative director Olivier Rousteing has developed something of a pack mentality. After all, his vision for Balmain's womenswear is all about female power, and as the saying goes – there’s strength in numbers. In a new campaign shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Katie Grand, Rousteing debuted the leaders of his 'Balmain army', one that champions diversity and difference rather than uniformity. The campaign features well-known faces Cara Delevingne, Binx Walton and Jourdan Dunn, who, a short while ago, spoke out against racism in the fashion industry and the token casting of non-white models. Featuring girls with a range of ethnicities, Balmain's campaign is a progressive move and a breath of fresh air, that further proves what we already knew – Rousteing is making his own rules.
Last season, Olivier Rousteing sent Dazed his instant obsessions – polaroid snapshots taken in the run up to (and aftermath of) his AW14 womenswear show. Check out the gallery below (spoiler alert, lots of RiRi):