A Sense of Revolt

balmainjacketThe French fashion brand Balmain is no domain for wallflowers. This is a line for bad girls, girls with a reputation, women who want to make a statement with their wares.  There is really nothing restrained or subtle in the house founded by Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain in 1945. Women that wear a Balmain jacket or skirt will be remembered, never forgotten.

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From the prints to the textures, from the metallics to the fringe, from the buttons to the shapes and silhouettes, it’s all wild and loose. There is a sense of wild abandon and creative spirit. Also, there is a recognition of a deliberate revolt or break from tradition. There is a breathless sense here of freedom additionally. Or as Charles Lindbergh famously stated, “Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.”

If you have a certain wildness of spirit, a cabinet maker’s workshop is not the place to express it.

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Courtesy of Balmain, Asha’s Angle, Carte Blanche-x, Fashion Bomb Daily

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