Spotlight On: Balmain Belts

Anyone on the lookout for a fabulous line of belts that will add a touch of class to any garment should check out Balmain. Its newest collection includes a black leather belt with adjustable snaps in the back and bold but not too flashy gold metal designs on the front. It goes with everything because the gold pattern perfectly compliments any gold jewelry and pairs nicely with the most elegant accessories. It’s also great for jazzing up a pair of sleek jeans or as the perfect companion to a stunning evening gown.

Unique and Elegant Designs

Balmain is best known as a high fashion label for men and women, but its accessories are one-of-a-kind. In fact, anyone who wants something plain and boring should stay away. Its unique designs are both elegant and classy with a modern touch that makes them fun. For instance, Balmain has another belt that is really great. It is made from fire engine red leather but the edges are outlined in black. It has classy metal tips, metal insignias on both sides and a gorgeous buckle in the front.

The Architecture of Design

Pierre Balmain established the fashion house in 1945. He made his name at the close of WWII by pampering women with feminine and full-skirted fashions. A former architecture student, he concluded that “”dressmaking is the architecture of movement” and went to work in fashion design. By incorporating his understanding of architecture with design, he created elegant and sophisticated gowns. His creations quickly gained a loyal following and were in demand by Hollywood’s best, including Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren and Vivien Leigh as well as royalty, such as Thailand’s Queen Sirikit. His name was even referred to in the popular song, “Where Do You Go to My Lovely.” Balmain’s new designer is Olivier Rousteing, who has held the fashion reins for the men and women’s ready to wear collections since 2011.

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