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.

Balmain's Runway-Ready Spring 2022 B-It Slide Is the Next Wave in Footwear
Footwear

Balmain's Runway-Ready Spring 2022 B-It Slide Is the Next Wave in Footwear

Available in five colorways costing $750 USD each.

Balmain’s FW22 Collection Sent a Message of “Honesty and Transparency” Down the Runway
Fashion

Balmain’s FW22 Collection Sent a Message of “Honesty and Transparency” Down the Runway

Using pale colors, lace and fragile fabrics to narrate its theme.

Balmain x Barbie NFT and Apparel Collection Is a Hot Pink Ode to Fashion
Fashion

Balmain x Barbie NFT and Apparel Collection Is a Hot Pink Ode to Fashion

Featuring over 50 pieces.

Balmain Focuses on Finer Details in New BSkate Sneaker
Footwear 

Balmain Focuses on Finer Details in New BSkate Sneaker

Presented by Balmain
Ready for day-to-night city living.

Balmain Pre-Fall 2022 Is "Kurt Cobain-Meets-Marie-Antoinette"
Fashion

Balmain Pre-Fall 2022 Is "Kurt Cobain-Meets-Marie-Antoinette"

Presenting grunge-tinged couture, custom Fox Racing goods, distressed leather, oversized fits, and more.


Freya Monro Morrison Chats Experimental Fashion For Balmain
Footwear 

Freya Monro Morrison Chats Experimental Fashion For Balmain

Presented by Balmain
Featuring the stylist’s spin on the brand’s statement BBold sneaker.

Balmain's Celebratory Spring 2022 Show Is Olivier Rousteing at His Best
Fashion

Balmain's Celebratory Spring 2022 Show Is Olivier Rousteing at His Best

The designer marks his tenth year as the house’s creative director with a star-studded and deeply personal runway show.

Balmain's Discovers Its B-Runner Sneaker in Untrodden and Unfamiliar Settings
Footwear 

Balmain's Discovers Its B-Runner Sneaker in Untrodden and Unfamiliar Settings

Presented by Balmain
Jay Russell’s photo series reinterprets the Balmain silhouette through a new lens.

Balmain To Host Music Festival During Paris Fashion Week
Fashion

Balmain To Host Music Festival During Paris Fashion Week

Featuring the brand’s Spring 2022 runway on the two-day event’s closing night.

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.

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