I feel uncomfortable reviewing this season at Balmain because i simply can't bear to admit but i'm disappointed. Probably my most anticipated collection this season, alongside Alexander Wang. I feel its not only a lack of financial funding but creative funding to the designs being thrown down the runway this season.
Decarnin seemed to replicate his most successful season with a weak spirit; the clothes seem too trash and too fun. The leather dress, the ruffles...all seemed to show that money cannot buy class when the creativity is abysmal.
Balmain seemed to resemble a night out in Essex rather than £15,000 Haute Couture. However the collection was not a complete disappointment. The simplicity of the plain white t-shirt put together with the studded skirt makes it versatile, something the brand is in desperate need of.

This was luxurious, sophisticated and sexy. Pucci let go of its traditional prints and gave us a smouldering Pucci girl, the textures shone out bejewelled waists, herve leger tight silk and hemlines skimming. This was a collection with confidence, and by far one of my favourites this season.