Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Decarnin out - what will become of Balmain?

I'm pretty sure this very question troubles all BALMAIN fans now that it was officially announced: CHRISTOPHE DECARNIN, Balmain's creative director for the past 5 years, has left the house. The successor haven't yet been appointed, but whoever he or she might be, all I care to know is how much is going to change?
BALMAIN has been among my fashion favorites these last few years. I loved brand's practical approach to chic, with its shimmering figure-hugging mini dresses, ripped jeans combined with gorgeous jackets, the punk-rock look with burned denim and studded leather offered for this spring and luxurious sweater-dresses from the latest, fall/winter collection. I loved Decarnin's Balmain for giving me a kind of high fashion that I could relate to with my own style. But what now? Which way would the new creative director want to go: keep the sexy rebel spirit or "grow up" and leave it behind? I sure hope it's the former. In the meantime here are some of my favorite Balmain looks of the last couple of years - the kind of looks that soon may become history...

Fall/Winter 2011/2012

Spring/Summer 2011

Fall/Winter 2010/2011

Spring/Summer 2010

Fall/Winter 2009/2010

Spring/Summer 2009


  1. It is so sad that he is leaving! Loved all his work and hopefully they can find someone just as good.

  2. My thoughts exactly! I don't have that many favorites among high fashion houses and Balmain was among them - till now...

  3. I feel like that house is cursed, designers come and stay for a few years then have to call it quits. Whoever steps up next will have clown-sized shoes to fill.

  4. Hi,
    Great post and thanks for including me in your blog list!

    Laura (Wrinkle In Time Vintage)


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