Imperial Chic

Mar 4, 2012

Although I am the sort of girl who craves ribbon-toed Dior sandals and flowing Lanvin dresses, I have a whole new appreciation for grunge-chic as soon as I laid eyes upon Balmain Fall 2012. The collection is inspired by a Faberge egg given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. Pristine historic details are combined with modern Parisian chic. Embellished dresses resembled classic Balmain military-esque armour . Avant-garde carvings , along with satin+peal stitching only added to the magnificence of the collection. One of my favorite looks was donned by Karlie Kloss-a slouchy nude sweater paired with imperial pants. In this way, designer Olivier Rousteing maintained a balance with each look. He put together old world romance and rich Russian history with cutting-edge French style.   There is no doubt in my mind that this collection will not be forgotten, but yearned for instead. Whether worn by the red carpet risk-takers or the It-Girl at Paris Fashion Week, Balmain Fall 2012 will certainly made an impression on runways and streets alike.

-M

17 comments

  1. This is gorgeous and you can really see the Fabergé egg's influence all the way through the collection. Lovely post!

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  6. The Balmain collection truly is an inspirational and rather unique, refreshing twist on culture being expressed through fashion.

    Love this blogpost! I adore this collection as well.

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  7. these are fab runway photos! i absolutely love the clean lines and the edginess of this collection!

    have a great wknd!
    xoxo
    jasmine

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  8. These pictures are amazing, I am truly blown away I must say! I love it when designers zoom in on a small, seemingly mediocre detail of life and incorporate it into fashion like Balmain did so well. There's a new post up on my blog and I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!
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  9. so stunning!

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  10. this is such a great post- and i absolutely love Balmain's new collection. the runway photos are amazing!


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  11. Gosh, this collection looks amazing!! :)


    xoxo
    Antonia

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  13. Balmain's collection = stunning. The exotic prints and structures are very gorgeous... now I sort of want a similiar dress too! :) Very interesting to hear that the collection was inspired by a Faberge egg... and it turned out to be a masterpiece too! =) Beautifully written post Meera! <3

    xooox
    Kelsey
    RUNAWAY IN LA

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  14. I love the blog post!Amazing!

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  15. Wonderful post. You have such an incredible eye!

    -SJ

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