Balmain Paris 2013: Black & White Trend Report

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While in Miami, Olivier Rousteing, designer behind the edgy brand, Balmain, became inspired for his Spring 2013 Collection.  He claimed that the trip influenced his work by incorporating Cuba because of its black and white tile floors and wicker chairs.  Random, huh?  Well, more like BRILLIANT!  He’s a 27 year old fashion genius!  He completely hit on the monochrome madness of black and white with a sixties inspired twist. 

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Last spring was color block themed, while this spring, basic black and white is back.  Although personally, when did Black and White ever leave?  They are considered “classic” for a reason and will never be outdated.  Miss Coco Chanel has approved this message.

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I’m obsessing over Balmain’s collection this season because it contains a perfect balance of masculinity and femininity.  It’s completely fashion-forward and perfect for the risk-taking fashionista.  He definitely incorporated three of the most popular trends this season:

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  • Monochrome Checks

  • Striped Skinny Trousers

  • Stripes

 

 

 

 

Would you, Could you, Should you, Balmain?  Check out my favorites from this season!

 

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