Balmain Autumn 2012 was only 26 year old Olivier Rousteing’s second collection,
a collection that was apparently inspired
by the Faberge eggs he saw last year
during his first ever trip to New York.
This inspiration was beautifully executed in the embellishment
seen on dresses, boxy jackets and deep V’d tuxedo jackets.
In a departure from Balmain’s uber tight jeans,
Rousteing showed newly forgiving trousers in velvets and leathers.
While maintaining a chic, rock n roll edge,
Balmain Autumn 2012 was defined by the exquisite detailing.