LE GRAND HOTEL, RUE SCRIBE , PARIS
It was sheer gridlock and chaos at the entrance to Balmain show at the Grand hotel in Paris. This, due to the arrival and exit of Kanye West and Kim kardashian with a few of the other sisters in tow. Olivier Rousteing’s collection is to push the boundaries of SEX, as it states in his show notes. Leather, the Grid pattern embroidered with crystals, silk mousseline and the use of stripes are all the highlights for Balmain for spring summer next. There was lots of exposed flesh and transparent fabrics, the latter being one of next season s top trend.