From Kim Kardashian showing off her newly blonde locks as she giggled with Kanye on the FROW to an epic showcase of glamazon models on the catwalk, designer Olivier Rousteing today delivered everything we’d dreamed about-and more- at his latest Balmain show. Sumptuous colours, billowing gowns, ’80s power-jackets and a sexy helping of sheer lace made for one mesmerising runway, and of course, it was all adorning the supermodel likes of Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Stam, Jourdan Dunn, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
There was not as much flesh on display than we’ve come to expect from Balmain, but the model army seemed fiercer for it. This was power dressing the Rousteing way, and we’re seriously crushing on those pleated, sheer kick-flares, the graphic stripes, metallic florals and fabulous fringing. If there was anything to steal the limelight from Kim K’s brand new hair, this was it.
No doubt the Kardashian was compiling her shopping list as she watched from the front row- we can certainly see her in that sheer ensemble, or that striped suit come to mention it. One thing’s for sure; we’ll all be clashing our colours next season. Just like the Balmain army taught us.
By Hannah Banks-Walker