Olivier Rousteing

Olivier Rousteing is a French fashion designer and the current creative director of French fashion house, Balmain. Olivier was born in France in 1986, growing up in Bordeaux with adoptive wite parents before moving to Paris at age 19 to study at ESMOD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode). He graduated in 2003 and began his career at Roberto Cavalli. Rousteing quickly became the Italian label’s head designer for women’s ready-to-wear, a position which he held for five years. In 2009, Rousteing moved to Balmain to head its women’s ready-to-wear line, working closely with then-creative director, Christophe Decarnin, who has been attributed as having influenced Rousteing’s style. In 2011, Rousteing replaced Decarnin as the label’s creative director, overseeing both its men’s and women’s lines. Rousteing has continued to uphold Balmain’s reputation, with his rock-and-roll and edgier aesthetic both revitalizing the brand and gaining it new followers.

Olivier Rousteing Believes Today’s Revolution Will Bring a Brighter Future
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Olivier Rousteing Believes Today’s Revolution Will Bring a Brighter Future

The French designer reflects on nearly a decade at Balmain and how his perspective has changed during these pressing times.

Balmain's New High-Rise BBOLD Range Embodies Innovative Sneaker Design
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Balmain's New High-Rise BBOLD Range Embodies Innovative Sneaker Design

Presented by Balmain
Double soles for extra amplification.

NTWRK Partners with Akoni and Balmain for COVID-19 Relief
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NTWRK Partners with Akoni and Balmain for COVID-19 Relief

Presented by NTWRK
100% of proceeds will support The Global Fund.

A Look at the Balmain x PUMA Campaign Featuring Cara Delevingne
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A Look at the Balmain x PUMA Campaign Featuring Cara Delevingne

Presenting boxing-themed offerings, and centered around “fighting the good fight.”

Balmain Resort 2019 Boasts Plenty of Glitz, Gold and Giant Sneakers
Fashion

Balmain Resort 2019 Boasts Plenty of Glitz, Gold and Giant Sneakers

According to Olivier Rousteing, “this offering is inspired by the way that I see my generation dressing today.”

Balmain Taps Skinny Jeans, Sequins & Patent Leather for Fall/Winter 2018
Fashion

Balmain Taps Skinny Jeans, Sequins & Patent Leather for Fall/Winter 2018

Unapologetically gaudy.

Balmain's 2018 Spring/Summer Collection Continues to Reinvent the Embellished Rockstar
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Balmain's 2018 Spring/Summer Collection Continues to Reinvent the Embellished Rockstar

Featuring victorian era details, tie-dyes, yacht-club stripes, and leather, lots of leather.

Massimo Piombini Appointed as the New CEO of Balmain
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Massimo Piombini Appointed as the New CEO of Balmain

He will work closely alongside creative director, Olivier Rousteing.

The Balmain Army Goes Glam Rock for 2017 Fall/Winter
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The Balmain Army Goes Glam Rock for 2017 Fall/Winter

Scored to Bon Jovi, Scorpions and Queen. Plus an exclusive backstage look.

The Best High Fashion Collaborations of 2016
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The Best High Fashion Collaborations of 2016

Did your favorite partnership make the cut?

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