Olivier Rousteing upholds Balmain’s reputation of military-inspired pieces with a rebellious tough-luxe edge as supple leathers, gold-tone metal hardware and an earthy colour palette continues to define the fashion house. Crafted in Italy from lightweight blue cotton, this double-breasted jacket from Balmain features a notched collar, epaulettes on the shoulders, long sleeves with buckle strap cuffs, a front button fastening, a belted waist, two front pockets and signature gold-tone embossed buttons.
Woman Double-breasted Cotton-gabardine Jacket Navy In Blue
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WOMAN DOUBLE-BREASTED COTTON-GABARDINE JACKET NAVY
Trench coat Cotton Gabardine Storm flap Detachable belt Long sleeves Buckled cuffs Belt loops Button fastening through double-breasted front Fully lined Front flap pocket Non-stretchy fabric Mid-weight fabric Dry clean Made in Italy
Balmain (French: [balmɛ̃]) is a haute couture fashion house that was founded by Pierre Balmain. Balmain was born in 1914 in France. His father owned a drapery business and his mother and sister owned a fashion boutique where he often worked after his father’s death in 1921. He always had a love of fashion and an eye for design. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in 1933-1934 with intent to study architecture but instead ended up spending the majority of his time designing dresses. After working for atelier Robert Piquet as a freelance artist and spending time with Edward Molyneux, he left school to work for Molyneux. In the late 1930s, he served in the French air force and the army pioneer corps. After peace was declared, he worked at Lucien Lelong and opened his own fashion house under his name. He released his first collection in 1945 and his first fragrance in 1949. While at Lelong, he met Christian Dior, a designer who would play a huge role in Balmain’s career and the postwar fashion industry in general.