Thursday, 5 September 2013

Balmain et La Tour Eiffel

A few days ago I was sitting on the grounds of the Eiffel Tower, and it made me think back to the Balmain Fall 2013 collection. The structure, the strength, the power of alignment; the similarities are staggering. It is amazing that after two years with Balmain, Olivier Rousteing has proven himself a force to be reckoned within the fashion industry. For myself it seems as though it has been more than just two years, but ever since April 2011 Balmain has been rising to the top, and most of the credit goes to Mr. Rousteing himself.

Photo credit: Balmain FW13 photos from and Eiffel Tower photos from emma kathleen.

When you see it from afar, it all seems perfectly aligned. Soft even. Yet, when you look upclose, you can see all of the structured details it requires to create such a magnificent piece of work, and it is resilient. I see this in both the Eiffel Tower and as well many of the pieces in the Balmain 2013 Fall collection.

Photo credit: Balmain FW13 photos from and Eiffel Tower photos from emma kathleen

Another day, another thought. The comparison to me is quite similar, pieces from Balmain FW13 and the Eiffel Tower, but perhaps not everyone thinks the same. That of course is one of the beauties in the world.

New York Fashion Week is kicking off this morning, that means weeks of watching live feeds from New York to London to Milan, and then exploring Paris during fashion week here - exciting!


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