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Balmain Spring/Summer 2010 Lookbook

January 17, 2010

Designer jeans are something we rarely talk about here at DENIMANIAC, and for a good reason. We opt to review the best, the interesting and the innovative in the market, and, unfortunately, designer jeans are usually none of that. Of course there are some exceptions, and one such example is the French house of Balmain.

Following his recent years revitalization of the maison, designer Christophe Decarnin is aiming to do to men’s jeans what he previously did to women’s. Decarnin’s tough-chic, military-inspired, body-skimming looks caused quite a stir among the fashion crowd and granted Balmain with heaps of press and a celebrity following. With his second collection for men (the first was for fall 09) Decarnin is reinforcing his obsessive involvement with virile epitomes: pilot, biker and athlete all manifest in the s/s collection, defying against the house’s couture heritage.

The garments consist of leather jackets, utility shirts and pants, tees and sweatshirts with air force inspired motifs, and, a Decarnin signature piece, the biker jeans. You may think that Balmain’s jeans silhouettes are reserved to the rich and famous but mark my words: it’s a short way from the catwalk to the main street retailers, and only a matter of (short) time until denim specializing brands will tap those looks. Soon in a shop near you…

More images after the jump

(Images via Hypebeast)

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 18, 2010 3:59 am

    again love this !
    Great job!
    Sharing with my twitter people


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