Where the runway meets the street

After a bit of pre-season teasing, @Pierre_Balmain finally reveal their full looks for Spring/Summer 2012. Foregoing the usual campaign slots, Pierre Balmain chose instead to run three pre-show videos (featured here on Selectism). The collection debuted in Paris yesterday and we present it to the world today. Some notes on the collection that features various “downtown wardrobe essentials; leather jackets and vests, tailored skinny jeans and signature Balmain zebra prints (inspired by Mr. Balmain’s first trip to an African safari). The collection encouraged a mixture of fabrics and textures, like pairing a women’s leather skirt with a menswear-inspired tuxedo jacket. A theme of androgyny also ran throughout, as pieces including a boxer-inspired leather drawstring pant, or motorcycle leather jacket, appeared for both men and women.”

We mix some women’s looks in there to balance it out.

More looks after the click.

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