Balmain is a French fashion house founded in 1945 by Pierre Balmain. Oscar de la Renta led the fashion house between 1993 and 2002. Relatively unknown British designer Olivier Rousteing joined the label in 2009 right around the time the brand became extremely popular in magazine editorials and amongst celebrities and the elite class. Olivier Rousteing took over as head designer in 2011. And now, in 2014 he has turned my head and captured my attention!
The beautiful Balmain feature in the September 2014 issue of W Magazine with Rihanna, Iman and Naomi Campbell is top notch. The ladies look gorgeous! The fashions that compliment these beauties are straight off the Paris Fall/Winter 2014 runway. The exotic jewelry pieces and accessories are heavily influenced by African culture and are showcased with the elegance of possible heirloom pieces. Just lovely what he has done especially this season.
Rihanna, Iman and Naomi Campbell for W Magazine September 2014
Balmain FW 2014 ● Julia Frauche ● Paris Runway
Balmain FW 2014 ● Cora Emmanuel ● Paris Runway
Balmain FW 2014 ● Tanya Katysheva ● Paris Runway
Balmain FW 2014 ● Nadja Bender ● Paris Runway
Rihanna, Iman and Naomi Campbell for W Magazine September 2014.
Balmain FW 2014 ● Ophelie Guillermand ● Paris Runway
Balmain FW 2014 ● Chiharu Okunugi ● Paris Runway
Balmain FW 2014 ● Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ● Paris Runway
Fashion Sketch by Illustrator & Designer Hayden Williams