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.

POLLS: What Was Nike's Best Collaborative Sneaker This Year?
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POLLS: What Was Nike's Best Collaborative Sneaker This Year?

2016 was the year of collaboration.

Balmain 2017 Spring/Summer Collection
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Balmain 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

Doing the Canadian Tuxedo justice.

Fashion House Balmain Purchased by Qatar-Based Mayhoola
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Fashion House Balmain Purchased by Qatar-Based Mayhoola

The French luxury brand will join Valentino under the Qatar investment firm.

A Look Inside the Olivier Rousteing x NikeLab "The Circle" Exhibition
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A Look Inside the Olivier Rousteing x NikeLab "The Circle" Exhibition

A soccer-themed installation at NikeLab X158.

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Heat on heat.

These Are Tough Times for Performance Sneakers
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These Are Tough Times for Performance Sneakers

Is form triumphing over function?

A Look at the Olivier Rousteing x NikeLab Sneaker Collection
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A Look at the Olivier Rousteing x NikeLab Sneaker Collection

“What I love about this collection is that we are integrating the iconic style of football into sport style.”

Check out the Full Olivier Rousteing x NikeLab Collection
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Check out the Full Olivier Rousteing x NikeLab Collection

A union of dark glamour and functional sportswear.

Balmain's Olivier Rousteing Is Collaborating with NikeLab
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Balmain's Olivier Rousteing Is Collaborating with NikeLab

The designer revealed the partnership over Instagram.

Olivier Rousteing Talks About the Lack of Diversity in Fashion and Why Kanye West Is a F***ing God
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Olivier Rousteing Talks About the Lack of Diversity in Fashion and Why Kanye West Is a F***ing God

“I love Yeezy. I wear Yeezy.”

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