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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fide Fashion Week 2013: Pierre Balmain

If one needs to think of a label that embodies the ultimate rocker chick style, French fashion house Balmain would be on the top of my list. In 2009, when it introduced a highly coveted military jacket trend, it has set the hearts of celebrities IT girls and many others ablaze, and this year proved to be no different.

The Pierre Balmain F/W 2013 collection seemed to be a revisit to favorite contemporary classics like the vest and biker jacket, offering something familiar yet different.

Abstract monochrome separates were paired of with drool-worthy laced-up leather pants, netted and lace tops. The quintessential vest trend looks set to creep back into our attention again, a relaxed, albeit a la boyfriend style vests that pulled together that insouciant casual chic look.

Of course we cannot forget the boys: a definite wardrobe must have was reiterated in the biker jacket. Its is a piece that has withstand the test of time and fads long past. Adding to a the fool-proof equation of tees + pants, the look is effortlessly rugged yet suave. It kind of reminded me of Tom Cruise in Top Gun,no?

I absolutely went GAGA when I saw the first gown, its so gorgeous! It streams down like a silky veil over each curve and contour of the body, and don't even get me started on the plunging neckline. Sadly a lesser mortal such as I, might find wearing it challenging. The last dress though seemingly out of place was perhaps a cheeky homage to Balmain's beloved strong shoulders and sky-high hemlines.

The show was spectacular and I was beyond thrilled to have gotten to catch one of my favourite designers in action.It was evident that the label once famed for its trademark figure-contouring silhouettes and ultra that made it a cult favourite among the celebrities and the younger crowds, has taken a grown up spin.

Look out for my upcoming coverage on the second show; Bread & Butter!

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