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Editorial

While it’s true that every Olivier Rousteing collection for Balmain has an autobiographical streak running through it, his latest defied any attempts at categorisation. Just like his woman, Rousteing has always rebelled against those seeking to pigeon-hole him and most of his self-determination comes through in his clothes. This time, pointed metal studs were everywhere, perhaps as a symbol of the dark side; on black bouclé, on sculptural mini-dresses, and shoes and on cross-body bags. Romanticism and sweetness came across in airy floral decorations paired with denim, plastic and leather, while black PVC, worked in origami fabrications, was as sharp as a blade.