Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.

Paris Fashion Week spring 2014: Balmain review

Fashion ShowsFashionParis Fashion WeekBalmainNina Ricci

 

PARIS -- The gilded interior of Le Grand Hotel was covered with spare, white walls for the spring 2014 Balmain show on Thursday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week, suggesting designer Olivier Rousteing might be planning to pare down the brand's ornamental style and take it in a new direction.

The look: A slightly sportier, 1990s-era feel, but still weighed down with a pirate's booty-worth of gilt.

Key pieces: Quilted denim bomber jackets with gold button details, some with gold chain details woven through. Bold, black-and-white houndstooth kimono jacket over matching miniskirt. Gingham sweatshirt with sheer sleeves. Crystal cage slit skirt. Haute overalls in black leather over crystal dusted shirt. Crystal cage slit skirt.

The verdict: Rousteing didn't gain much new ground here, and the brand needs to, if it's going to move forward.

ALSO:

Paris Fashion Week spring 2014: Nina Ricci review

Jewelmint is popping up in L.A. with first bricks-and-mortar space

Designer Catherine Malandrino's limited-edition collection for Kohl's

booth.moore@latimes.com

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
Fashion ShowsFashionParis Fashion WeekBalmainNina Ricci
Comments
Loading