>> Afterreports that Balmain would go with an internal candidate to replace Christophe Decarnin, now comes news that Olivier Rousteing, a key deputy of Decarnin's – not Melanie Ward, as previously suggested – is likely the designer of choice. The contract is in the process, and Rousteing's...

(NEW YORK) As expected, Balmain has announced the appointment of Olivier Rousteing as the brand's head designer. After five years at Roberto Cavalli, Rousteing joined Balmain in 2009 and began overseeing the women's design studio. He replaces Christophe Decarnin, who apparently exited the...

The new era at Paris's sex-charged fashion house Balmain is beginning to take shape, with 25-year-old Olivier Rousteing being tapped as the label's new designer. Rousteing, who joined Balmain in 2009 and is currently in charge of women's wear, replaces Christophe Decarnin, who left earlier...

Relative unknown — and "key deputy" of Decarnin — Olivier Rousteing is said to be taking over the position of creative director. While the contract has yet to be finalized, sources have told that Rousteing's appointment will likely be announced next week. At the time that Decarnin and...

The latest name to be bandied about isn't Melanie Ward, but Olivier Rousteing, whom reports is "in pole position" to assume the role of creative director. The relatively unknown Rousteing was a key deputy of Decarnin's, and has worked at Balmain since 2009. Prior to that he was at Roberto...

photo courtesy of Balmain Designer Olivier Rousteing will replace Christophe Decarnin as head designer and creative director of Balmain. Olivier, a relative unknown outside of fashion circles, has worked at Balmain since 2009 and prior to that spent five years at Roberto Cavalli. Rousteing...

>> Afterreports that Balmain would go with an internal candidate to replace Christophe Decarnin, now comes news that Olivier Rousteing, a key deputy of Decarnin's — not Melanie Ward, as previously suggested — is likely the designer of choice. The contract is in the process, and Rousteing's...

Balmain, fall 2011 Balmainjust announced that Olivier Rousteing will replace Christophe Decarnin as the label's head designer, confirming rumors. Rousteing has been in charge of Balmain's women's wear design studio since he joined the label in 2009, following a five year stint at Roberto...

Born in France and raised in Bourdeaux, 25 year old hearthrob Olivier Rousteing, who earned a degree from the Parisian fashion school ESMOD, recently worked his way up the fashion ladder to now have the esteemed position as head designer for Balmain. Rousteing has been in charge of the...

Unlike many a designer, Balmain's Olivier Rousteing surprisingly bears no animosity towards high-street 'copycats.' "I love seeing a Zara window with my clothes mixed with Céline and Proenza ," explains Rousteing. "I think that's genius. It's even better than what I do! ~ Vogue UK The...

 

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