It was all gold everything at Balmain. Luxurious dripping gold chandeliers line the catwalk reflected against the mirrored runway as was the elaborate painted gold ceiling that stood above. Despite the emblematic gold scenery, the Balmain collection was rather khaki orientated.
Safaris styled jackets were teamed with leopard print thick structured obi waist belts that sat atop rope link skirts, while black leather bombers were matched with silky large pocketed trouser – complete with matching rope detail black open toe heel. The Jumanji Janes were given a ghetto girl twist with large gold hoops in a bone like shape, bold leopard print jackets and chainmail accents on dark green leather peplum tops. A smart mushroom leather asymmetric playsuit featured the large pockets of the silk trousers and bold belting featured before demonstrating that the collection successfully struck the balance between ready to wear without being too “ready to hunt.”
Outside the Hotel de Ville de Paris was an entirely different atmosphere. As fan and fashionistas waited in anticipation to have a glimpse of Rihanna who had attended the show. I managed to get a few photos of my own without being killed by crazy fans (thankfully).
Anna Dello Russo & Bryan Boy being swamped by the paparazzis.
Joan Smalls could barely get through the crowd.
Kalrie Kloss giving me a cheeky smile- lol
Up and coming supermodel- Malaika Firth
Grace Coddington & Franca Sozzani
Mira Duma & Yasmin Sewell