Victoria Lee wearing Balmain at Hotel Palisade
You can now shop Balmain at David Jones
If you love the French fashion house Balmain as much as we do, you’re going to love our latest news. We now stock the luxury label’s sought-after range of apparel instore at David Jones, with footwear and handbags due to arrive next month.
Needless to say, we can’t wait to inject our wardrobes with some serious Parisian chic.
Founded in 1945 by French designer Pierre Balmain, The House of Balmain quickly rose to fame, becoming known for its richly embroidered, opulent fabrics, nipped-in waists and fuller skirts. Dramatically different to the modest styles worn by women during wartime, Balmain’s boldly feminine silhouettes offered Parisian women a more striking, innovative way to dress.
Over 70 years later, the House continues to do just that, a cult favourite among the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian.
Today, at the helm of Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, Balmain remains at the vanguard of fashion. Appointed to the position at the age of 25, Rousteing was the youngest Creative Director of a French fashion house since Yves Saint Laurent.
Throughout his tenure Rousteing has continued to revolutionise the brand, ensuring the heritage and spirit of the historical fashion house is honoured, whilst appealing to a contemporary, global customer.
Inspired by strong, modern women, Rousteing’s Balmain has become renowned for military-inspired tailoring, sharp silhouettes, and the iconic Balmain blazer – one of our personal favourites.
Garnering an army of spirited international celebrities, Rousteing has cemented Balmain as one of the world’s most coveted brands.
Balmain’s Pre S18 collection will be available in David Jones Elizabeth Street and Bourke Street stores in January, with footwear and handbags available from February. To get a taste for the collection, selected pieces are also available to shop online now.
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Location: Hotel Palisade, Sydney.
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