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Editorial

The nude, earthy tones chosen by Olivier Rousteing for Balmain were antithetical to the hyperbole of details and textures used in the 59 looks on the runway. Macramé was a main feature on tops, sinuous skirts and entire body-con dresses, while an abundance of flounces and ruches added movement, emphasised by splits and/or asymmetry. The body was at the forefront, the silhouette highlighted by big belts, the midriff or other sensitive points uncovered by crossover tops or mesh insets, asymmetry baring a shoulder, cut-outs and deep necklines revealing the décolleté. Lots of suede, also in green, was used for the simplest, cleanest pieces.