• THE
    GO-TO DESIGNER:

    Balmain

    Who: Iconic French house synonymous with rock-chick glamor since Olivier Rousteing took over the design helm in 2011.

    Why now: Balmain’s hourglass silhouettes are updated in quilted fabrics and houndstooth, elegantly epitomizing SS14’s sense of excess.

    The hot pieces: Shoulder-padded jackets with medallion buttons, heavy-duty belts and pink tops.

    We say: Rousteing’s designs are both fierce and luxurious. Just one maximalist piece makes a super-chic style update.

    ESSENTIAL PICKS

    BALANCE OF POWER Balmain’s bold prints, statement belts and gold chains are a masterclass in empowerment

    credits

    Words: Jane McFarland. Fashion: Helen Thomson. Photograph: Jason Lloyd-Evans

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