Balmain Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Olivier Routsteing, Creative Director of Balmain, created a new Balmain woman for Fall/Winter 2014. The glamour and glitz of the previous season was suddenly gone and replaced with layers of chic safari jackets, high waisted skirts, cargo jackets and pants. Prints were bold and featured leopard spots and zebra stripes. The color palette was olive, black, brown, gray, and touches of red. Not to mention accessories included silk cord and gold chain belts in black, grey and other hues and tribal beaded jewelry.

Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 1  Model: Jourdan Dunn Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 1
Model: Jourdan Dunn
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 2 Model: Saskia de Brauw Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 2
Model: Saskia de Brauw
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 3 Model: Emily DiDonato Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 3
Model: Emily DiDonato
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 4 Model: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 4
Model: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 5 Model: Joan Smalls Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 5
Model: Joan Smalls
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 6 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 6
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 8 Model: Constance Jablonski Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 8
Model: Constance Jablonski
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 9 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 9
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 10 Model: Aymeline Valade Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 10
Model: Aymeline Valade
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com

The safari and hip-hop themes that Routsteing was inspired by was so refreshing because for years the Balmain woman was only seen as a hot and sexy woman who used to show off a lot of skin. This season’s created a new aesthetic for the brand. No longer does the Balmain woman have to show off tons of skin to feel sexy, confident and powerful. It’s a wonderful message to send out to women and young women who look up to the brand.

Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 11 Model: Anja Rubik Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 11
Model: Anja Rubik
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 14 Model: Sasha Luss Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 14
Model: Sasha Luss
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 15 Model: Malaika Firth Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 15
Model: Malaika Firth
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 18 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 18
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 19 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 19
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 20 Model: Kasia Struss Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 20
Model: Kasia Struss
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 21 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 21
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 22 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 22
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 23 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 23
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 24 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 24
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 25 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 25
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 26 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 26
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com

The hair and make-up look was so simple as always however the centered-parted ponytails reminded me of one of Sade’s album covers from the 1990s. The funny think is Routsteing referenced Sade during his Spring/Summer 2013 collections but somehow I believe the Nigerian-British R&B singer is one of the secret muses of Balmain. You have to love Routsteing’s love of women and wanting to make them feel empowered by wearing more clothes during the winter months. The make-up again was very clean and looked like the models weren’t wearing a lot of make-up.

 

Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 27 Model: Izabel Goulart Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 27
Model: Izabel Goulart
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 28 Model: Angela Lindvall Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 28
Model: Angela Lindvall
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 30 Model: Jourdan Dunn Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 30
Model: Jourdan Dunn
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 31 Model: Magdalena  Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 31
Model: Magdalena
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 32 Model: Nadja Bender Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 32
Model: Nadja Bender
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 33 Model: Sasha Luss Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 33
Model: Sasha Luss
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 34 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 34
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 35 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 35
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 36 Model: Edie Campbell Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 36
Model: Edie Campbell
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com

One of my favorite looks was look #9, a gray asymmetric top that look like it was wrapped like a bondage top with a full right sleeve to give an idea of half blazer-half corset in leather paired with gray cargo pants. The look was tied together by a red and gray silk cord and gold chain belt with a red tribal choker and black shoes. I hadn’t seen something like that in a long time. Perhaps on a Lanvin runway a few years ago but made from a lighter fabric during a spring collection.

Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 39 Model: Cora Emmanuel Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 39
Model: Cora Emmanuel
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 40 Model: Anja Rubik Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 40
Model: Anja Rubik
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 41 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 41
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 42 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 42
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com

Overall this new look for Balmain only continues to show that this label has had a true metamorphous and I believe will fly off the shelves making these pieces very desirable. This collection was such a winner for me!

Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 43 Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 43
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 44 Model: Joan Smalls  Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 44
Model: Joan Smalls
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 45 Model: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on www.style.com
Balmain, Fall/Winter 2014, Look 45
Model: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com found on http://www.style.com

Until next time….I’m Gavo Capote!

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