First look: Balmain Cruise 2014/15

First look: Balmain Cruise 2014/15

The tailored Navajo

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Olivier Rousteing unveiled his very graphic Balmain collection this week, with much of its culture cues taken from California and New Mexico

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.  

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