A warrior goddess presentation at Balmain. Notable Parisian designer Christophe Decarnin presented a strong military chic collection that would have been perfect for a modern day warrior goddess. Except this warrior goddess is armed and ready to walk the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris rather than an actual battle field. Armored with metal mesh dresses with intricate detailing with skillful cuts that made them fall off the models body like a second skin. There was certainly an immense indication of Gianni Versace from the 1980’s in the metal mesh dresses. Leather and python leggings were exceptional with a meticulous lattice weave. The signature Decarnin pagoda shoulders with metal epaulette embellished the precise cut military coat giving it a spectacular effect. Every piece in this collection was unique and had the haute couture like quality with great attention to details and a lot of one of kind pieces, in other words every piece in this collection will be very expensive. Christophe Decarnin shows us with this collection his take on a modern day warrior goddess in Paris.
The event was held in a marble ballroom at the exquisite Grand Hotel with soundtrack from American hip hop group The Sugar Hill Gang’s 1980’s hit single, “Rapper’s Delight.” Canadian Supermodel Daria Werbowy opened the show in a green cotton military coat that had a metal epaulette embellished Decarnin pagoda shoulders and was paired with a destroyed t-shirt and black leather leggings. Every look was a sensation with golden bronze chain mail dresses that fell from the body like a second skin. Exquisite attention to detail was seen with the threading completed in the mesh metal, sequins and the lattice weave on the python and leather leggings. T-shirts, jeans and jackets were destroyed and stained with visible bullet holes giving authentic warrior sensation.
Admired pieces in the collection were the metal mesh and leather dresses that were astonishing and fell off the models bodies like armor or a second skin. Another incredible piece was the black crocodile coat that was utterly bold made out of a complete skin of an entire crocodile with back that had actual eye cut outs.
Christophe Decarnin has brought strength, quality and authenticity with this unique collection. His take on a perfect wardrobe for a warrior goddess was a complete success and left the entire audience at the Grand Hotel speechless and excited for one of the most important label in fashion today. The Balmain women is ready to take on the world with great strength and sex appeal ready to conquer anything in sight this next spring season. -Brent Billiman, Paris, France.
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Carmen Kass for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Anja Rubik for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Natasha Poly for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Daria Werbowy for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Isabeli Fontana for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Maryna Linchuk for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Anna Selezneva for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Abbey Lee for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Kasia Struss for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Magdalena Frackowiak for Balmain S/S 2010
Luca Bruno Photo: Model Freja Beha Erichsen for Balmain S/S 2010
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