While frills and ruffles sighed down the AW16 runway, many of Balmain’s signatures remained, such as the body-stocking silhouette. This means most 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 panelled detailing at the sides.
Balmain stretch-knit dress
Exposed zip fastening at back
Turtleneck, sleeveless, gold-toned hook and eye fastening with satin tape at front, ribbed panelled detailing at sides, fitted, contrasting fine knit detailing front and back, gold-toned hardware