Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019: Balmain

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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 is in full swing in the one of the fashion capitals of the world.

The Fashion and Style Department is doing Show Reports on some select designers showcasing their latest collection this season.

According to a review by Vogue’s  Luke Leitch, excepts from it reads:”By exploring the identity of the French capital he is, on various levels, also exploring his own and interrogating it, too. So while this episode was heavily Egyptian in flavor, it retained certain key symbols, foundations, of La Patrimoine de Paris et de Rousteing: Marinière stripes; bourgeois bouclé jackets; assertive tailoring with hard Balmain shoulders; and, of course, the very handwork of the Balmain atelier that is intrinsic to the fabric of the Rousteing whole.

As for the Egyptian elements? Well, there was a Nile valley’s worth, all playfully expressed and all with an absolutely Rousteing-esque sense of drama. Cara Delevingne opened the show in a gleaming beaten-metal bodice fantasy Cleopatra attire as she sang along to “When Doves Cry.” There were funny, sexy mummy jeans and dresses in ribbons of wrapped, draped, and distressed muslin. Rousteing called the bags coffres coffers like mini sarcophagi for the internment of deep, dark Balmain-girl secrets. Pyramids were reimagined in plexiglass panels of different colors that went into the construction of hard, fierce, creatively rich, and invariably high-hemmed dresses. White triple organza, stiffened and rippling with pleat, was used in extreme, sculptural shapes fanned in huge arcs around the body or across the shoulder as both reference to kalasiris (pleated ancient Egyptian garments) and art. Black woolen tops and skirts were inscribed with white hieroglyphs.”

Scroll down for the full collection below.

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