Balmain Army for the First Time at Men Spring 2016
Mr. Rousteing’s women fashion shows are highly known and present during the Paris Fashion Week. His men’s collection until this season has been shown more only by appointment or in small presentations. However, past weekend, Mr. Rousteing presented to the audience his first full-scale runway show for men.
For inspiration, Rousteing looked to the great adventurers of the early 20th century. Picking up on typical desert military trend this season designer used colours of the earth — brown leathers, stone, ochre yellows and ochre browns — continued the impression of a man walking the land. Accessories like backpackers’ bags, and high sandals were a fit for a desert trek. Multiple layered looks — with satchels, belts, lapels, and pockets — also felt like the Balmain man would be well-protected.The Union Jack of the British flag and lions were also a motif that appeared several times.