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Editorial

A homage to curvy women, and especially Kim Kardashian West, by whom the collection was inspired and to whom it was dedicated. After all, Olivier Rousteing’s collections for Balmain are certainly not designed for the office or comfortable, relaxed everyday wear, but for red carpets and celebrity parties, so free rein to hyperbolic outfits, tight-fitting shapes and embellishments that highlight the hourglass silhouette. There were pastel-toned embroidered or feathered body-con mini-dresses, cropped jackets and blouses with ruches and ruffles cinched at the waist by wide metallic belts, paired with sculptural mini-skirts or ultra-skinny trousers, fetish corsets and bustiers, second-skin lace jumpsuits with side ruches – all worn with spike heel suede pirate boots.