French luxury fashion house, Balmain, was founded by Pierre Balmain in 1945. The world-renowned brand is known for its boldly feminine and signature style that contrasts with traditional utilitarian wear. Since its founding, Balmain has remained true to its founder’s trailblazing spirit delivering sophistication and elegance throughout its collections.
Named Creative Director in 2011, Olivier Rousteing focuses the menswear line with a millennial outlook and takes on a mix of streetwear and suiting that is contemporarily refined. Rousteing draws inspiration from ready-to-wear pieces that he wears daily, paying homage to the historic fashion house’s signature style and paying great attention to details and tailoring.
Over the decades, Balmain has remained true to its core values of inclusion, empowerment and excellence and focusing on forging fashion’s future in a uniquely authentic manner. The fashion house has also collaborated with a magnitude of brands, artists and designers. Most recent and notable partnerships include PUMA, H&M and Beyonce.