March 1st
A Paris Fashion Week event

Olivier Rousteing explains the collection’s focus on a rich heritage.

When I interviewed at Balmain, my soon-to-be-colleagues explained that this was a “sleeping giant” of a house, resting upon a wealth of forgotten riches. But it wasn’t until I was first presented with our archive’s vast collection of sketches, press clippings, videos and creations that I actually began to understand what they were talking about—and I was completely blown away. This house has the incredible luck of never having moved—so very little of an impressive 77+ years of design excellence has ever been misplaced or lost. Since our Fall 2023 collection pulls so much inspiration from that treasury, I wanted to give credit where credit is due.



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