Balmain Pre Fall 2016 Collectionby Sonia Amoako Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 .
The new Balmain Pre Fall Collection will impress we’re sure.
Not so different from previous collections, creative director of the brand Oliver Rousteing has incorporated luxurious velvet, ruffled and sheer pieces. Definitely giving a glamorous vibe. Designs include fringed dresses, co ord suits and crystal detailing. The mini and maxi dresses are figure hugging, with belts clinching in the waist of course. Along with sleek jackets, velvet and faux fur… you name it!
Our top faves
Fringe- Fringed detailing adds character to a simple piece. We love the grey mini fringed dress. Sleek and sexy, it looks perfect paired with tights as the model shows off well. This would be a great outfit for a night out, add a faux fur jacket on your shoulders and you’re good to go.
The emerald green dress gives us a more elaborate and dramatic take on the use of fringing. We love the mix of embellishment and velvet also, this piece just screams luxurious. Definitely a Kim Kardashian type of gown.
Where would you wear this to?
Velvet Crush- This soft material looks and feels elegant. Oliver created a timeless piece in the form of the maxi black velvet dress. The high neck and long cut allows just the arms to be shown. But the sheer, lace pattern gives a hint of skin which looks great.
Ruffles- Not something we’re used to seeing regularly but we like. Balmain’s take on ruffles is in the form of suave jacket/blazers and dresses. They’ve got it spot on. The black ruffled jacket and bottoms combo also comes in black. And it’s in a co-0rd piece. We’ve said it before, co-ords will never go out of style! They are versatile and allowing you to mix and match with other pieces easily.
Let us know what pieces catch your eye.
See the full collection below:
Photo Credit: Balmain Paris