Punk, as in that moment in time when New York was still raw and edgy, guided the design team for Balmain’s secondary collection Pierre Balmain. Though less DIY and more polished with commercial appeal, the lineup was shown digitally via a black-and-white video featuring a male and female model roaming the gritty streets of Gotham.

There were many staples for tough urban girls, such as a skintight black jersey micro-minidress with cutout details, and an off-shoulder boatneck sweatshirt — à la Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance” — worn with lace-up leather pants.

The punk vibe was often tinged with rock ’n’ roll, a sentiment that extended to the men’s wear, which included cool motorcycle jackets, distressed T-shirts and skinny pants in both leather and denim.

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