You have to admit, Olivier Rousteing has balls. He had them when he created his own army, which broke the internet more than Kim’s arse ever could- and that was internet breakable arse- and now he’s doing it again. When you think about it, is there any point to me having a job and trying to explain the workings of someone who’s always 20 steps ahead of me? It’s a losing battle. On which note, to quote from the release that is press, “Many of the men and women marching down today’s runways are clad in designs referencing protective armour from all the ages”. There’s also mention of a post apocalyptic show down, which leads to the far more pertinent question, when will Amazon finally release my taser gun to me? And also, can we move onto the more important subject, the clothes? This was classic Balmain. An essay in interchangeable separates that you can pick and choose from as you please, letting the world at large know your allegiance to the Balmain army has been pledged. Army khaki.. yes. Studded denim?.. double yes… a small throwback in the form of ‘shirting’ to honour those that came before? Yes. If there was ever an army you wanted to join….. you know the rest.
by Natalie Dembinska
Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans