Clever Couture: Balmain from catwalk to high street
Published 13/08/2010 | 05:00
Balmain's signature look of statement shoulders, shimmering body-con shapes and sky-high hemlines paired with edgy ankle-boots, has been re-worked season after season.
'If it ain't broke, why fix it' is clearly the mentality and with a label thriving as successfully as this, you can see their point.
A palette of tarnished metallics, sludgy khaki and black leather set the tone for the catwalk collection. This River Island dress takes a handful of the key details from the collection and combines them into one humdinger of a rock-chic piece. Using panels of fabric laced together to create a curve-enhancing silhouette, it is worthy of the most glamorous warrior goddess. Glittering epaulettes broaden the shoulders, creating the illusion of a more minuscule waist; while a sculpted bust feeds into the underwear as outerwear trend.