Sometimes, Paris-based Balmain is hit or miss with me, but the Resort 2012 collection knocked my face off. I was able to tack it back on long enough to watch the slideshow on my smartphone before we made it to the hospital. Okay, I'm obviously kidding, but I haven't been this impressed with every look coming down the runway (or stairs, here)... oh, ever.
Inspired by a myriad of things (see: Elvis, Americana biker chick, Native American prints, military, Rock 'n' Roll) new Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing debuts his collection for Resort 2012.
|Crisp ivory blazer, killer pants, and look at those boots!|
|I love this sequin 'print' on the skirt. Great use of metallic.|
Again with the boots!
|I would wear this everyday.|
|Killer printed mini with a long tuxedo style blazer? Yes, please.|
|This blazer pretty much rocks.|
There are those booties again!
|But look at the printed tuxedo-pant stripe down these puppies!|
|A romper that really works.|
|Slinky how-does-that-even-stay-up jumpsuit. Neat.|
So, that's my take on Balmain Resort 2012...