balmain homme fall winter 2011 / ph: balmainit's all the "b's" that get me excited and collections i look forward to during fashion week: burberry prorsum, balenciaga, balmain. the above look from balmain fall winter 2011 is my favourite look, love the dramatic shearling coat. as balmain menswear progresses, there are more looks introduced for fall 2011. some of the balmain classics remain, like the shearling coats, crested button peacoats and leather bomber jackets. these were all reworked and tweaked. however, i'm not really warming to the styling of most of the looks. despite using what appeared to be luxurious materials, the overall styling is very high street, and it's really disturbing. is this balmain's revenge on zara? i hope balmain will rope in karim sadli to photograph them again for their lookbook as with previous seasons.
balmain homme fall winter 2011 / ph: balmain
i am a little disappointed. but i am convinced it's the styling that i don't agree with. that aside, there are a few pieces which i love: the shearling jackets and the black leather bomber.