As a big fan of Balmain, i was definitely anticipating the Fall 2008/2009 runway collection. Balmain designer, Christophe Decarnin had obviously worked this collection around the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". As the Fall vibe of was very much the same as Spring 2008- tough, 90's rock chick with a good serving of sexy in between.
The colour palette was restricted, mainly to blacks and greys- after all, the majority of Balmain's clientele are the Parisian fashion set, who can access the brand at the exclusive Paris boutique. However, this collection updated last season's studded shoes, with Indian style fringe boots, much like the fringe Minnetonka Moccasin's that Kate Moss single handedly made a rock-chick wardrobe staple.
The highlights to me were the glitter detailed blazer (picture 2), the clash of leopard and zebra print and the re-occuring lightening motif. But my favourite would have to be the casual fitting, indian style leather jodhpurs (2nd row, 3rd pic)...cool or what?