Parade Balmain – Spring-Summer 2008

Christophe Decarnin proposed for summer 2008 a very nice parade, while lightweight, highlight and sensuality. Nothing flashy or experimental, it distills a romanticism to the French, borrowing an innovative blows a strand jet set, but always fair.

Since 2006, Balmain has offered the services of a former collaborator of Paco Rabanne: Christophe Decarnin. It has managed in two seasons restore the image of the house with a prestigious past, but lost some speed. In the summer, he thought only evening dresses and tops rock and roll, while this time found his love for long toilet with inspirations from elsewhere, which are his collection and give it a ” I do not know what “force of the Cavalli.

This collection offers both casual silhouettes and chic looks from girls of good family moving in a hippie world gold. The creator talks about freedom and develops a mind set jet mixed with the image of a modern Squaw. The fringes decorate belts loose, bloomer pants, tunics and jackets pristine slightly oversized man.

Spartans hair down, micro apron jewelry and dyeing tie and dye complete plunging the Balmain collection in a hybrid world, between new age and sophistication. Long chiffon contain all the assets of the summer dress: flattering length that makes fun of propriety and dripping well beyond feet, floral prints light almost faded, alliance between cuts and materials that takes those far from the day cleavage toilet / night and gives them the freedom to wear without limits or rules.

If the dresses are just perfect, we discover with pleasure that Decarnin leaned brilliantly on the case of the whole jacket / pants, and was able to give birth to his vision of neoclassical. An approach that draws extent with the different currents floating in the zeitgeist: loose, grunge, rock, demystification of luxury… It combines the casualness of a black fringed cotton to the richness of embroidered jacket, the new generation jodhpur delicately mastered metal shards, which recalls that the designer has spent seven years at Paco Rabanne.

Balmain confirms this parade with his comeback to the VIP area and its gilded youth, and hoisted the same time Christophe Decarnin among the great masters of glamor.