style brick road: IN LOVE. Balmain menswear s/s 2014

Thursday, 25 July 2013

IN LOVE. Balmain menswear s/s 2014

 Industrial fashion has never been so luxe, nor so attractive!
Balmain's menswear S/S 2014 lookbook shows a great range of menswear looks whose inspiration by the factory fashion comes true in both its silhouettes & the colour spectrum. Olivier Rousteing always presents slim silhouettes with accentuated shoulders in style of 80's, but this time the feel of the collections come from a bit earlier days - it's the luxe version of 40's workmen's uniforms, and sailors. Yet, it all looks very modern & young. How?
Well, I'd say it's the black-white-navy colour scheme that brings the clothes to life. Plus, it's the mix of luxurious materials, classic silhouettes, and young interpretations in the styling that makes 20-something guys want to wear it.
If I was ever asked to wear this collection (because obviously it's the kind of luxury I'll probably never own) I'd love to have each of the two denim overalls, or the last loose jeans. The material is what makes me weep - I imagine the softness & the tenderness of the leather or the delicacy of the denim. Oh, how I want to feel it on my skin. Wishlisted as hell. :)

xxxx

D.