Rob Mariel
Rob Mariel

Balmain’s Best 12

March 6, 2016

Baroque meets Kardashian would be the best way to describe Olivier Rousteing’s Fall ’16 Ready-To-Wear collection at Paris Fashion Week. A theme of balanced statements in shapes, textures, and color also seemed to be prevalent: some components bold while some soft and feminine.

Examples? Monochromatic looks in shades of nude, pink, black and ice blue (soft). Cinched waists, exaggerated proportions on the hips and derrière (bold). Buttery suedes and velvets, pearls, sheer lace, feather and satin ruffle accents (soft). Bold beading and hardware, corsets and a bevy of tassels (bold).  We could go on for days. Point being, the collection was focused, feminine and exuded the type of power the modern woman possesses: one where matriarchal attributes redefine what it means to be in charge. On the runway, it’s The Queen of France but on the real way, the Queen of Anything.

Here are 12 of our favorite looks from the collection.

See more via Vogue.

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