Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Ad Campaigns And Catalogues #39
Balmain Fall Winter 2009 Menswear Ad Campaign
Balmain's menswear pieces for Fall Winter 2009 may look bland and lack imagination, but the ad campaign somewhat have an opposite effect on me and I find them unexpectedly enthralling. Predominantly shot in black and white, these imagery with an austere mood perfectly captures a brooding and dark edge to Christopher Decarnin's creations. Not to mention when worn by the ever charming Clément Chabernaud, the somewhat 'bland' ready to wear pieces comes alive and got a hefty notch up in lust factor:-) The photography and treatment of the pictures, as shot by Karim Sadli also further contributes to the appeal of the campaign. Good photography is crucial...and of course a bit of french flair of style helps too:-P
I love the biker jeans...the bomber jacket and that TDF tuxedo blazer. Balmain = ridiculous pricing, but perhaps it is this 'unattainability' (and exclusivity...since not a lot of people can afford them. You heart but you ache for it...) that makes the brand achieved cult status with fashion fans worldwide.
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