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March 16, 2011  | by: Hannah Bell

Spangled stripes ruled this show

Rock and roll is here to stay- that is if Christophe Decarnin has his way. The funny thing was, he didn’t even show up to his fall 2011 show, but that’s another story and we’re just talking about the clothes right now. Speaking of which, the rocker glam girls are still going strong over at Balmain, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The show had more of a seventies vibe than usual, with styles from the period making appearances on Decarnin’s runway, inspiring a fresh take on old favorites.

Metallic hues at Balmain

The Balmain jackets were back, but with a new twist. They had a more refined look, with less embellishment than in previous seasons. The colors were fresh, and so were the patterns. Decarnin went crazy for stripes this season, putting them on everything from dresses to jackets to skirts and pants. Patterns like this have been all over the fall runways, and Decarnin put a definite Balmain stamp on his prints- and the best part was; they were all sequined and beaded. And it couldn’t be a fall show without fur, so Decarnin dutifully sprinkled some throughout the show.There were also full-on metallic pieces, separate pants and jackets in shimmering tones. The glitz was still there, but with a revamped new look.

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