Balmain’s Cross Country Army

By
Photography Yann Bean

Published June 30, 2015

Inspired by military uniforms, Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2016 menswear show was filled with updated basics in warm neutrals and black. The Balmain army doesn’t hail from a particular country or era, rather models walked the runway in multi-strap and lace-up gladiator sandals, streamlined baseball hats, double-breasted jackets, and pants fashioned with oversized pockets. Olivier Rousteing did tip his hat to London, where Balmain recently expanded, with the inclusion of the Union Jack as a colorful interlude within the collection.