Balmain SS12
Though it is unrealistic to expect that we all will be able to afford the pieces presented, Balmain for Spring/Summer 2012 is going to give fresh, worldwide inspiration to many a fashionista.

Olivier Rousteing had a lot on stake this season. It was the young (and hot, ahem) designer’s first season at the reigns of the label after working under Christophe Decarnin for two years, and he certainly impressed. With not a raised brow in the room, Balmain’s ferocious rock and roll edge took not a step out of line.

With Rousteing’s MO being to mix the tailoring of Mexico and the glamour of Vegas without watering Balmain down, he turned out a brilliant, refined collection. With chrome, gold, black and icy white literally sparkling it’s way into view from backstage, we all experienced insta-love over second skin style dresses, beautifully embellished and fringed jackets, as well as enough leather and studs to please the baddest ‘bad girl’ around. View Post


As I’ve already mentioned, I think the tribal trend is going to reign supreme for Spring/Summer 2012. So far, apart from that, it seems like everyone is yearning for a LPD – Little Pink Dress. Last season (Fall/Winter 2011), designer’s replaced the everygirls favourite dress (The Little Black Dress) for bright, stark whites. Things are now looking a little more saturated.

The best thing? There seems to be a “Pretty in Pink” moment to suit every taste. Cushnie et Ochs presented a criss-cross halter with a second skin feel, Jenni Kayne added thigh-baring slits to a sleek – and otherwise classic – sheath, Kevork Kiledjian played with multiple pink tones on a body-conscious minidress, and Peter Som blew us all away with a multi-tiered feather dress. I can’t wait to see what other designers have done with the typically femme hue.