Balmain Homme AW16 Campaign
French fashion house Balmain has continued its explorer theme from SS16 into its newly released still for its forthcoming AW16 campaign. Looking at the mindset and styles of those adventurers, soldiers and scientists after they have returned home to Paris.
This collection, combining traditional French, foreign, aristocratic and military influences into a new, modern urban style, celebrates that inspiring tradition of openness and adaptation. Scottish tartans, French Jacquards and Japanese wools are used for a variety of riffs on classic fraks, relaxed streetwearandcuirassieruniforms.Balmain’s ateliers ensure thatthe intricate embroideries, as well as the woven and quilted leathers meet the house’s exacting standards. As the runway makes clear, Balmain’s army continues to be made up of my generation’s most stylish men, a diverse and inclusive group that easily blends these luxury, heritage and street influences into its own relaxed and confident manner of dressing. Brazilian model Francisco Lachowski fronts the new campaign.