Young has succeeded in a short time to restore luster to a historic fashion house of luxury. Today, after collaborating with H & M for a limited which made sold out in a few hours, it is ready to repeat the full house with capsules designed for the sportswear giant
Born in 1986, born in Bordeaux in France, Olivier Rousteing is five years, the creative director of Balmain and some day even the new guest designer of the limited edition collection of NikeLab.
Despite his young age (at least for the fashion business), it is considered one of the most promising and influential designers of the global fashion scene. His career began with a degree in fashion design at the École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode in Paris, after leaving in the first year, to study law. At 18, he decided to undertake an internship as Roberto Cavalli, working closely with the designer Peter Dundas which will work for six years. Ended the experience by Cavalli, Rousteing begins to work in the study of the controversial designer Christophe Decarnin, first as manager, then, with the departure of the founder, as creative director. In 2011, only 24 years old, will begin directing style department of Balmain, which will grow thanks to the very great successes and excellent sales results (in 2014, in fact, the brand has invoiced more than 30 million euro, in up 20% over the previous year).
In addition, thanks to its creative skills, business, and his fame (his profile @olivier_rousteing Instagram has more than 3.2 million followers), last year the Swedish fast fashion giant H & M has called him to draw the capsule collection deluxe Balmaination, exhausted the first day of sale, in a few hours. His creations, from super skinny fit, in fact, are very popular among fashionistas around the world. And by many celebrities, including all Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (who have worn at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City), Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and especially the pop star Rihanna, her friend, muse and face of the advertising campaign Balmain for spring-summer 2014, which often takes selfie posing for social networks. “His aura, his charisma are special,” the designer had declared during an interview with The Telegraph last year, speaking precisely of Riri. “She is a woman of the world, which tells a new world, the world of today”