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.