Balmain Homme FW15 Preview
These ‘new aristocrats’ are known for styling garments from their fathers’ wardrobes with items influenced by streetwear and sportswear.
Here’s Mr Rousteing to explain in more detail “For Fall 2015, I’m channeling their energy and referencing that new creative mix made up of perfect doses of classic pieces, fluid silhouettes and hip-hop stylings. It’s a spirit that seems right for my generation and a style that I feel comfortable calling my own.
For spring, my collection had a casual and relaxed feel, due to an abundance of jersey and knits. For fall, I turned to more “regal” fabrics, including rich velvets, silks and cashmere, but I’ve worked to maintain that same easy vibe, in part by relying on over- sized and relaxed cuts.
This masculine silhouette—broad shoulders, belted waists and fluid, baggy pants—helps to give classics like double-breasted jackets, overcoats and smoking jackets a modern edge. Influences from today’s music and street cultures—which you can spot in the black cashmere beanies, drop-crotch pants and abundance of motorcycle jackets—remain, of course, key to the signature look of Balmain Homme.”