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>Pierpaolo Piccioli reimagines Valentino’s traditional couture savoir faire with a contemporary twist. A master of reinvention, the Creative Director reworks classic silhouettes with striking colours, eye-catching prints and relaxed fabrics. The brand’s signature romanticism is complemented by the edgy glamour of its iconic Rockstud embellishment, which features across everything from bags to the Garavani shoes.</p>
Valentino Garavani established his eponymous couture house in Rome 1959. The brand soon became synonymous with sophisticated femininity and glamorous red-carpet attire by consistently delivering distinctiveness, and elegance while prioritizing flawless craftsmanship.
Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli now oversees the brand through skillfully blending contemporary trends with the label’s heritage of intricately embroidered occasion wear, luxurious prints and finely crafted leather goods.