Balmain Spring/Summer 2011 Men’s Collection: “Aristocratic Punk”

Christophe Decarnin draws inspiration from American high schools for the Balmain man, in varsity jackets and mascot t-shirts, with a slight punk edge to it (without being too cocky). And as the WWD puts it, “aristocratic punk”, sums up the whole feel. The youthful influence (like in the Balmain women’s collections) is very obvious and celebrated throughout. I am personally in love with the trench coat and leather bomber jacket. It’s a progress from his previous men’s collection, and welcomed one.

Images courtesy of WWD.

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