Thursday, October 1, 2015

Balmain Spring 2016 PFW



Okay so here it is upfront! Me thinks that the KK klan has been a tad too influential for Rousteing! There is no question that he is a talent but using them as inspiration may not be the wisest career move. Even the models’ styling appears to be very reminiscent of the KK herself. For me it makes me think of a train wreck when you really don’t want to look but you do.
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Yes, the ruffles, even in leather,  are hyper feminine and even the bandage like looks seem to work well but there is too much mashed boob, too much midriff and a lot of very forced over the top  and gratuitous transparency. Hitching your wagon to a family of media whores is not what I call a ticket to lifelong success or respect. The references to the queen of objectification are far too many from the tights to the coat over the shoulders to the skintight tops and even the peplums … well way way too many and too obvious.


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What is a bit disturbing here is that the usual appearance of being impeccably made seems a bit off… a metal zipper set in georgette is tricky at best and even some of the more intricately constructed pieces look a bit less than perfect. Don’t get me wrong, the macram√© pieces are incredible as are some of the suedes and novelty skirts; his color sense is divine but those nagging references detract and have almost taken over what could have been!


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What is perplexing is that either he has run out of references or muses or is that he is so blinded by this family that his notoriety, reputation and talents will suffer because of the obsession.