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>Since taking the reins at the Paris fashion house, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have strived to keep founder Kenzo Takada’s colourful, free-spirited vibe alive, while adding their own unique stamp of urban edge.</p>
KSimon Porte Jacquemus infuses contemporary flair into conventional French design through clean silhouettes, with oversized dimensions and deconstructed features. Established in 2009, commemorating his late mother, Jacquemus collections became known for an air of intrigue and sensuality with a playful twist.
Influenced by the designer's idyllic upbringing in rural South of France, his refreshingly artistic vision for apparel and accessories exudes feelings of joyful nostalgia.