First look: Balmain Cruise 2014/15
The tailored Navajo
As the young French creative director of Balmian presented his 2014/15 Cruise collection he showed his fashion followers that he knows a thing or two about combining luxury with the practicality of ready-to-wear pieces – from plunging mini-dresses to heavily embellished jackets and pencil skirts.
For this season's collection Rousteing borrowed inspiration from Navajo blanket patterns for his rich embroideries, which were stitched across a myriad of pieces, in shades of bone, turquoise and coral – a colour palette taken from David Hockney's paintings of Los Angeles.
Baggy silk pants and poncho-inspired jackets draped over models shoulders were made in textured knits and supple leathers, while draped beaded jersey and leather wrap dresses were worn over figure-hugging bell bottoms.