The Guardian Fashion designer Christophe Decarnin parts company with Balmain The Guardian Photograph: Jacques Brinon/AP A second major French fashion house is now without its head designer after Balmain announced that its creative director Christophe Decarnin, who was behind its £1000 ripped...

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...

News broke this morning that designer Christophe Decarnin has resigned at Balmain. In his official statement about the resignation, Balmain CEO Alain Hivelin is vague about the cause behind Decarnin's departure and light on praise from the designer: "Decarnin contributed, along with 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...

Hennes & Mauritz's next designer collaboration, on sale November 5, is with Balmain of Paris. Founded by Pierre Balmain after World War II, the veritable house rode a high soon after launch, being the choice of Hollywood stars. Now under the creative direction of Olivier Rousteing, Balmain...

Designer Christophe Decarnin will be leaving the helm of Balmain, Women's Wear Daily reports. The fashion house is expected to announce the split today and name a successor - supposedly someone internal, possibly stylist Melanie Ward, according to Cathy Horyn - imminently. Decarnin certainly...

Football just got glam; like Balmain black and gold glam. Following on from three seasons partnering with Riccardo Tisci, Nike has announced it is teaming up with French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing for the latest in its NikeLab Summer of Sport series. As a result, the Balmain creative...

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...

While it's nice to see a more loyalty in fashion, we'll have to wait until Rousteing's spring 2012 collection to know the direction he'll take the brand. Before Decarnin's sudden departure, the label was already losing momentum, as overpriced distressed T-shirts and the aura of disco glamour...

Olivier Rousteing caused a splash on the Paris Fashion Week runway earlier this month by recruiting a multi-cultured "Balmain Army" to parade Balmain's Fall 2015 collection. Where in seasons past the brand has drawn eyes to its safety pinned and stapled DIY couture aesthetic, this time all...

 

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