While frills and ruffles shivered down the AW16 runway, many of Balmain’s signatures remained, such as the body-stocking silhouette. This means many of the fabric compositions are preceded by “stretch” such as this stretch-knit dress. Taking style cues from the corset for a pinned shape, gold-toned hook and eye fastenings travel down a satin tape at the front, easing the body into the panelled detailing that shapes the sides.
Balmain stretch-knitted dress
Exposed zip fastening at back
V-neck, deep plunge, shoulder padding, long ribbed sleeves, hook and eye fastening with satin tape at front, panelled detailing at sides, contrasting ribbed knit detailing front and back, gold-toned hardware