MIKE KAGEE FOR WORLD FASHION TRENDS
Olivier Rousteing didn't wait for a moment-he made it happen.Now the 27 year old
creative director of Balmain has the fashion world at his feet.
Blessed with boyish looks and Parisian style!
He sits at the Paris Headquarters of Balmain, the prestigious fashion house he's been
heading for almost five seasons.
'I hate being covered up-he says, some fashion designers are like that" for me it's more
interesting to play with the body by not showing anything" I have more primal approach
to that: When you have an asset, you have to be proud of it, not hide it.
After five years with Cavalli the young Olivier Rousteing movrd onto Balmain
Rousteing took another gamble and wrote directly to Christophe Decarnin then creative director
of Balmain"I loved his shows, his creativity. his strong personality"
Decarnin must have recognized the potential the young designer and hired him to become
the new creative director for Balmain
The virtual unknown was propelled into the limelight to salute the audience after his debut
collection-a triumph-and became an instant hit
TEXT BY MIKE KAGEE