Designer Spotlight: Balmain / by LD



Once known for its elegant high-society looks, Balmain reopened its doors in 2005 with designer Christophe Decarnin at the helm. What emerged were tough, bod-con looks fit more for a thriving nightlife than an after-dinner nightcap. Balmain's is the first runway I'll look at in any season because whatever comes galloping down the catwalk is a pretty clear forecast of what I - and many other similarly minded girls - will be emulating in the coming season.

For the more visually-inclined among you, here's a quick visual history of post-2005 Balmain:


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