Balmain CEO Massimo Piombini is the latest guest on LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork's podcast. Interviewed by Godfrey Deeny, he discusses Olivier Rousteing's role; digital; and the major developments underway at Balmain.
Despite the absence of Givenchy, slated to show at Pitti Uomo, Paris' menswear Fashion Week will welcome a number of returning brands and four new labels: Bode, Phipps, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Sies Marjan.
The winter womenswear collections on show in Paris this weekend oscillated between a dark, rocky feel at Haider Ackermann, Balmain and Altuzarra, and a light and polychromatic aesthetic at Issey Miyake and Rahul Mishra.
The Paris haute couture season witnessed its last big event Wednesday with the return of Balmain to haute couture, where Olivier Rousteing concentrated on shape, looking into the house’s archives for sculptural forms.
Set to take place from 21 to 24 January, Paris Haute Couture Week has unveiled an intense programme featuring a highly anticipated show from Balmain, which is making its big comeback after a 16-year absence.