This collection marked a richer, more refined interpretation of Balmain’s raffish men’s style. Designer Olivier Rousteing took his cues from Tsarist Russia and Rudolf Nureyev, but deftly contrasted luxurious elements with less precious pieces. To wit: An aristocratic wool greatcoat was paired with claret colored jeans and biker boots, while a passementerie-trimmed velvet jacket was worn over a plain linen shirt. “It’s the same man, but he’s opened his wardrobe up to new elements,” said Rousteing.

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