As creative director for Balmain, Olivier Rousteing has written the dress code for confident, unapologetic glamour. He knows what modern women want to wear, whether it's a sharp blazer or a figure-hugging minidress.
When Pierre Balmain founded his namesake house in 1945, his vision was one of femininity and opulence. His reputation for beautiful garments earned him cosmopolitan, global clientele – one that still exists today. Since Olivier Rousteing's appointment in 2011, he’s brought the house into the twenty-first century and established his own Balmain army.
<p>Dark romance and broken beauty fill the collections of Rick Owens, the LA-born master of glamorous grunge (or ‘glunge’ as he calls it). His collections of wearable luxury combined with a rock’n’roll attitude has attracted celebrity fans such as Rihanna, Nicole Richie and Madonna.</p>
Renowned for his avant-garde designs blurring the boundaries between clothing and art, Paris-based American designer Rick Owens is considered one of the most rebellious figures in the fashion industry.
After launching his eponymous label in 1994 during the minimalist era of the 1990s, he has become known for his signature style of glamorous grunge. Over the years, Owens has continued to captivate the fashion world through his inspiring collections and ethereal runway shows providing a glimpse into his unique design universe.