Below: Going for GOLD... Balmain's new Fall Winter 2010 Women's collection 'sings the same old hit song' yet again... sexy, glamourous clothes that party girls love!
Below: Baroque style brocade pants and gold leather jacket... luxurious and decadent...
Below: Lavish leopard coat with intricate gold button and chain detailings... the gold pants bring luxe to another level
Below: Gold fringes and beading...sassy party dresses fit for Hollywood...
Below: Tailored looks are also a key trend in this collection... I am loving this gold pin-stripe suit, glamour for the boardroom anyone?
Below: My favourite look... the blazer is TDF!
Below: Amazing brocade blazer in plum...
Below: It's always in the details for Balmain... you just get impressed by the amount of intricacy of the pieces up close...
Balmain Fall Winter 2010 Womenswear
Some designers challenge themselves consistently, experimenting with new ideas to push them to new heights, while others slowly evolved their style, moving forward one step at a time. Balmain's Christophe Decarnin seems to be contented with doing the latter, showcasing yet another collection derivative from his past work.
Off goes the tough luxe amazons of Spring Summer 2010, in comes the glamour aristocrats of Fall Winter 2010. It's rock and roll Baroque style with lots of regal colours and details that seems at ease both in a Versailles courtroom or the dance floors of Bungalow 8. It's an amalgamation of all things GOLD and glittery... Gold party frocks, gold evening dresses, gold leather jackets, Gold lined brocades, right down to the shimmery pinstripes on the most gorgeous gold-buttoned pants suit.
You do not need any deciphering of the designer's intent here, unlike Balenciaga, which goes remarkably deeper in thought. Balmain is just sexy embodied, high glam personified clothing that you understand and want at a glance.
Repetitive? Non-innovative? Well, sales have increase almost 50% for the fashion house, so you can't blame Balmain for sticking to their tested and proven success forumla. Afterall, fashion is still business, so going for '$gold$' is exactly what this collection has achieved.
"Balmain is straight, expensive formula. Christophe Decarnin used velvet brocades and lots of gold lace and leather this season, with Annie Oakley fringe along sleeves. I admit I’m a sucker for a black pantsuit with gold pinstripes that twinkle like the Eiffel Tower." Cathy Horyn, New York Times
Source: Getty, Style, Balmain