Forum Members Review Olivier Rousteing’s ‘Bordeaux-Inspired’ Balmain Collection for Fall 2024

Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain collection for the Fall 2024 season just closed out the third day of Paris Fashion Week. At the show, an A-list front row was all but guaranteed with guests including music icon Cher and tennis ace Serena Williams. In a tribute to Bordeaux (the Balmain creative director’s hometown), a homage to Monsieur Pierre Balmain himself and to “the timeless elegance” of France, Rousteing proudly displayed the Balmain atelier’s expertise in draping, pleating and leather crafting to perfection. Models (who proved beauty has no age and no boundaries) paraded the runway dressed in sculptural and structured silhouettes, adorned with an array of exuberant embellishments and fruit motifs.

Read below the reactions of theFashionSpot’s forum members:

“Those shoes look so awful and clownish.” [LadyJunon]

“Those ugly shoes. Some designers should understand that no woman wants her feet to look bigger. What saves Olivier, always, is the cut and craftsmanship. The best thing about this collection is the cast. Seeing the original Prada woman, Charlotte Pellé Flossaut is such a nice surprise! All those veterans models! I love it.” [Lola701]

“Good cast! I love when designers use actual women as models instead of 15-year-olds.” [plentyofthorns]

“Wow, that’s the best cast in recent years…” [yslforever]

“I like how this is very obvious. This screams Middle East as the clientele, this is the type of the rich, tacky Middle Eastern woman you’d see going inside Harrods or Lafayette. The colors, the cut, the makeup, the bling – all of it.” [dontbeadrag]

“From Schiaparelli to Guo Pei, Rousteing referenced everyone.” [MagFan]

“Olivier took his references from everyone this season it would seem.” [LANZO_358]

“Tacky. Looks very cheap.” [AnaD]

“I actually love it, always been a sucker for that ladylike silhouette and aesthetic.” [Urban Stylin]

See all the looks from the Balmain Fall 2024 collection and join the conversation, here.


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