Yesterday, we brought you the best of the best from Balmain’s Pre-Fall 2018 lookbook. Now, we are unveiling some of the stylish new looks that will be part of the season’s Balmain Men’s collection. This is the label’s very first menswear pre-collection, as part of its ongoing ready-to-wear line expansion.
This statement-making menswear debuts mirror the women’s line in many ways. Most notably, through it’s color scheme (inspired by France’s blue, white, and red), texture, and undeniable shine.
That means you’ll find the same dazzling sequins, bold chevron prints, and intricate studding on a variety of the menswear garments.
“There is the same diversity as for the women’s,” Creative Director Olivier Rousteing shared. “What I’m most proud of is what all our practice has been pushing us to perfect: our Men’s and Women’s Pre-Fall collections are strong, distinctive and recognizably Balmain collections that have no need to play with whatever might be the season’s latest trends,” he added.
Rousteing says that his goal with this collection was to create his own dream wardrobe out of the Pre-Fall 2018 season’s over-arching inspiration. “My approach was also what I want to wear myself next winter,” he said.
All of these styles are fit for a rockstar, whether on-stage or out and about. Thanks to “revolutionary,” style influences, shoppers are loving it.
Over his years with Balmain, Rousteing has seen a shift in what his menswear customers request and are open to trying. He explained that guys are more open to embracing “glamour without feeling ridiculous.”
“I can push boundaries more now,” he said of the design process.