WWD reports that the starting point for the Balmain Pre-Fall collection was a photo of the ever-enchanting Diana Vreeland. After her inspiring documentary The Eye Has to Travel, we predict that her influence will be palpable this season among other designers as well. The Balmain pre fall collection was inspired by Vreeland-esque decadence of the 1970′s, but not so much like a Rachel Zoe or even a Saint Laurent. Olivier Rousteing brought a fresh perspective to the oft-referenced era. No-nonsense harem pants meet feminine embroidery; strong jackets meet delicate Asian design. We’re inspired to mix and match our vintage Lurex pieces in new ways! With leather, with velvet, seems like we can’t go wrong in the Balmain book!
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