A desert scene set the background and atmosphere at the Balmain Men’s Autumn-Winter 2020/21 show during PFW-Paris Fashion Week. With models cascading downstairs, that looked as if they were coming down from the sand dunes in Africa. Which creative director Olivier Rousteing did as a homage to his newfound heritage. An almost Star Wars-esque vibe embodied the collection of the show, with his bi-cultural identity. We saw a range of colours in neutrals: nudes, grays and dull green, then navy and black. Designs made of silk and suede, from head-to-toe draping style suiting, ones even with tighter tube top blouses, to the classic Balmain wide-pointed shoulder blazers. There were plenty of camel-coloured coats, aviator jackets and bombers, as well as a series of suits, long overcoats and full total looks in neon yellow, bright blue and red. As an interesting contrast, Rousteing sent tight distressed denim, argyle sweaters (even some in flashy sequins) and traditional French stripes down the catwalk. Concluding the show was an end like no other: a theatrical performance from an African dance group were the models and Rousteing all joined in the celebrations.

An almost Star Wars-esque vibe embodied the collection of the show, with his bi-cultural identity.

Balmain AW20 Men's Collection

A desert scene set the background and atmosphere at the Balmain Men’s Autumn-Winter 2020/21 show during PFW-Paris Fashion Week. With models cascading downstairs, that looked as if they were coming down from the sand dunes in Africa. Which creative director Olivier Rousteing did as a homage to his newfound heritage. An almost Star Wars-esque vibe embodied the collection of the show, with his bi-cultural identity. We saw a range of colours in neutrals: nudes, grays and dull green, then navy and black. Designs made of silk and suede, from head-to-toe draping style suiting, ones even with tighter tube top blouses, to the classic Balmain wide-pointed shoulder blazers. There were plenty of camel-coloured coats, aviator jackets and bombers, as well as a series of suits, long overcoats and full total looks in neon yellow, bright blue and red. As an interesting contrast, Rousteing sent tight distressed denim, argyle sweaters (even some in flashy sequins) and traditional French stripes down the catwalk. Concluding the show was an end like no other: a theatrical performance from an African dance group were the models and Rousteing all joined in the celebrations.

An almost Star Wars-esque vibe embodied the collection of the show, with his bi-cultural identity.

Balmain