Friday, September 27, 2013

She's Got the Power! - Balmain S/S 2014

Day 3 of Paris Fashion Week was a corker with Rick Owen's Spring/Summer 2014 celebration of racial and body diversity which saw a stampede of full-figured mostly black step dancers storming the runway. Over at Balmain, designer Olivier Rousteing and KCD casting led a quieter revolution by bucking with its standard cast of go-to girls in favour of a smattering of new modelling talent mixed in with established runway veterans. Among the imposing supers were first timer Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Toni Garrn, Magdalena Frackowiak, Karmen Pedaru, Suvi Koponen, Kasia Struss, Andreea Diaconu, and Saskia de Brauw. Thrown into the mix were celebrity models Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Edie Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, and Lily McMenamy. Bringing a refreshing dose of new blood to Balmain's runway were relative newcomers Hana Jirickova, the stealth-like Amanda Wellsh, Calvin Klein exclusives Cindy Bruna, Elodia Prieto, and Svetlana Zhakarova, icy blonde Sasha Luss, and French beauties Joséphine Le Tutour, Cora Emmanuel, and Ophélie Guillermand. Given that Rousteing appeared to be channeling Chanel designs circa 1987, the inclusion of modelling's most promising ingenues imbued the collection with a  fresh youthful vigour.

Amanda Wellsh
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Andreea Diaconu
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Cindy Bruna
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Ophélie Guillermand
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Suvi Koponen
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Svetlana Zhakarova
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Joan Smalls
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Rosie Huntington-Whitely
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Elodia Prieto
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Sasha Luss
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

Karlie Kloss
Balmain - S/S 2014
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -  style.com

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