Sometimes you want a bit of a thrill—rich punk chic. Christophe Decamin, Creative Director of Balmain delivered couture punk for his spring 2011 ready to wear collection. Super fun that Haute Couture Balmain house encourages girls to wear our beloved stained jeans without a little—or a lot of—provocation. And we couldn’t be happier looking effortlessly rebellious, with the casual by nature, blue stuff.
The focus at Balmain for spring/summer 2011 was rigor with sensuality. Daria Werbowy’s energy confirmed it, as she walked the runway to show off the white corset effect. The repertoire of stripped-down and punky skinny jeans, t-shirts and jackets was accented with safety pins and studs; all this paired with fabulous pointy-toe pumps.
Christophe Decami, an unassuming couturier, made it clear his way was not Paris-minimalism. No matter: considering fashion’s current utilitarian mood, I’m thrilled with a revival of simple street wear upped with tough chic. Toned down, holed jeans sensationally suit the simplistic state of my free spirited, design sensibility. No doubt.