Balmain Spring Summer 2017 Menswear: Olivier Rousteing Presents a Collection Filled with Life and Confidence.
Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain army is continuing to gain strength in numbers. From its extensive roster of A-list ambassadors to trend setting collection pieces, the design house boasts some serious influence. Balmain’s Spring Summer 2017 menswear collection offered the usual fair. With a front row filled with familiar faces like Ricky Martin and Victor Cruz and a collection filled with daring trends, we’re swept into the bold world of Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain – a world that according to Rousteing is infinite.
The Balmain men’s SS17 collection portrayed confidence and diversity. From layered pieces of pale denim to vibrant color and geometric designs, the collection evoked leisurely vibes. Rousteing’s inspiration seemed to flirt amongst concepts of beachwear and activewear. Balancing the lightness of the collection, the designer introduced accents of rich khaki and dark green. The lineup included sand colored suede fringed jackets, army green slouchy bomber jackets, and dark green suede pants. Rousteing also brought the bling with several daring looks such as the showstopping poncho seen completely embroidered with rocks and metal accessorized by matching tasseled necklaces.
Along with the menswear collection, Balmain presented its women’s resort 2017 collection. The mood was aggressive and high glitz. Classic minidresses darted across the runway as tailored pantsuits and sheer fabrics created a sense of intrigue. Rousteing offered a design parallel within the duality of the show. Womenswear looks were cut with masculine lines while menswear pieces possessed feminine silhouettes.“Today there is not anymore limits and that’s what I love about 2016,” Rousteing told Vogue.
The mantra of any Olivier Rousteing Balmain Collection is confidence. Through his style direction, the designer hands over a bit of this power to the consumer. The Balmain Mens Spring Summer 2017 collection illustrates Rousteing’s ability to point his consumers in a myriad of direction that they’ll eagerly follow.
See the images below to check out a few of our favorite looks from the Balmain Spring Summer 2017 Mens Collection.