#BALMAINxBEYONCE

Just when you thought you could take a breath after that ICONIC Beyonce performance at Coachella a little while back, the legendary, iconic fashion house Balmain and equally legendary and iconic artist we all call Beyonce weren’t ready to just walk away without adding one final GAG!  This week a collection of hoodies and tees, based on key designs from Coachella efforts will be launched worldwide July 14th and exclusively at the Paris Flagship store on July 13th creating the #BalmainxBeyonce collection.

 

The BalmainxBeyoncé collection will launch on July 13th, premiering exclusively at Balmain’s historic Paris flagship, at 44 rue François Premier (75001) from 7pm to 9pm. Following that, on July 14th the collection launches globally at Balmain’s Milan, London, New York and Los Angeles boutiques, as well as on Balmain,com and Beyonce.com From the 14th of July, the collaboration’s collection will also be available at a select group of the globe’s most exclusive retailers, including

  • Barneys New York
  • The Webster
  • Net a Porter
  • Harrods
  • MyTheresa
  • Mercury
  • Printemps
  • Vinicio
  • Gente
  • Giglio
  • HK Landmark

 

 

 

Read the full press release below:

 

THE BALMAINxBEYONCÉ COLLECTION

In my eight years as Balmain’s Creative Director, I’ve had a lot of incredible experiences and I know that there are many, many more to come—but I can say today, with absolute confidence, that collaborating with Beyoncé on her Coachella concerts is destined to be one of the most important and treasured memories of my career.

Why? Because Beyoncé.

Everything you’ve already heard before is true. She’s a goddess, blessed with an incredibly beautiful voice and a moral vision to match. She’s a powerful, inspirational woman who isn’t about to accept any limitation. And, she’s a joy to work with. Her level of obsessive perfectionism matches mine, so we loved poring over everything—literally everything—together; making sure that we agreed on every tiny, teeny detail of the two enormous collections that we created together for her, her family and her 200-plus dancers and band members.

It’s not often I get to partner so closely on a true collaboration with someone that I so highly respect and from whom I can learn so much. Our three months of meetings, rehearsals, face- timing and endless phone calls definitely paid off. What we all saw on those successive Coachella weekends was nothing less than iconic. Her performance, message and music—along with the looks that we created together—made for one of those rare, indelible images that I believe will long remain in my generation’s collective memory.

After experiencing that beautiful partnership, we weren’t ready to just walk away without adding one final, perfecting touch. This collection of hoodies and tees, based on key designs from our Coachella efforts, responds to our need to repay an obvious debt for the inspiration we received from the signature spirit and legacy of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Which is why we are so very pleased to announce that proceeds from this collection will help fund the impressive work of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)—helping to guarantee that tomorrow’s leaders will be able to attend college, thrive and graduate.

Olivier Rousteing Paris
10 July 2018

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BALMAIN x BEATS

 

You know I love a good collaboration AND YOU KNOW I LOVE MY BALMAIN… So you can only imagine my excitement when I learned that Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, teamed up with Apple on a limited edition BALMAIN x BEATS headphone! I was SHOOK! “Our diverse army has no limit and crosses all boundaries, from culture tradition to modern fashion and music. Balmain and Beats – welcome to my new adventure” – said Olivier, Balmain’s creative director… Balmain has always created hype with anything he touches and it is no different hear (see what I did there!?!?!? lol)… The quite literally, designer earphones, are clean and simple with the perfect touch of signature Balmain shine!!!  Enough typing! Time to plug them in and play SZA – CTRL at full control and jam out to my new favourite headphones!!! In the mean time learn more about the Balmain x Beats headphones and see the other styles online here !!!!

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“My Balmain army has shed its armor.” Olivier Rousteing on Balmain Spring/Summer 2017

Today Balmain showed their Spring/Summer 2017 runway show inspired by the unique strength of those strong women that designer, Olivier Rousting calls his Balmain army. Women that never shy away from showing their softer side, sure in the knowledge that there’s no longer any need to shout. For me the collection was quite a surprise, following all the Met Gala moments that ensued in New York I was sure that Olivier would be putting heavy, intense, high embellished looks down the runway for this collection but to my surprise he did the complete opposite and showcased a softer, lighter and flowier runway show which theoretically makes sense for a Spring/Summer collection! AS MUCH as you know I am obsessed with my pearls, crystals & etc. it is indeed refreshing to see a new style come into the ethos of Balmain.

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THE KING & BLING is BACK; @BALMAIN FALL/WINTER 2016 Runway Collection

Amidst the beautiful easter hues and the ruffles, lace and embellishments there were key set of looks that revitalized my undeniable urge for all things crystal and pearl from Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain… All I could think was that the BLING AND THE KING is back!!! IT’S NOT that I feel as if Balmain went anywhere and is back… NO.. It’s not that at all! What it is, is that their is a certain design aesthetic and untouchable detail that I personally find to be the houses best asset.. Their unbeatable embellishments… The insane details, the un-defeatable silhouettes and the undeniable attention to detail… This is the Balmain that is king…. The hierarchy is back in order and Balmain is at the top… THIS is what Balmain is known for.. It’s crazy because to me…. IN this collection I see design details, and aspects from some of Olivier’s recent past collections for Balmain as creative director.. It’s almost as if this Fall/Winter 2016 collection were a retrospective of some of his best recent works and I love every second of it!!!! VIVE A BALMAIN!!! Continue reading for some of my favourite looks!!!…

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The Hierarchy; @BALMAIN’s Fall/Winter 2016 Menswear Show

If you know me then you know how much I love Balmain for the dreams it creates. It is one of my favorite design houses to follow, admire and support. I have been fortune enough to be connected to this brand the last couple of years and this is the reason why.. Olivier Rousteing really came to win this season with his Men’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection. For those who follow, you know that I am obsessed when Olivier Rousteing works with crystal details, hence my obsession with Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Now, with this runway show we can see that the king of crystals is back!!! Balmain’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection is something our of a fairytale movie, the kind of stuff that princes would wear, the kind of stuff you could only see in movies.. Something very royal, something very regal, something veryThere are way to many epic moments that are happening in this collection and I could go on and on but I will just let you see it for yourself! View some of my favorite looks below!

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