Good vs bad, hard vs soft – contradictions and contrasts formed the focal point for Olivier Rousteing’s AW19 Balmain collection. After scanning over this leather jacket, we’re adding military precision vs punk rebellion to the list. Smartly structured and stitched with neat epaulettes held in place by the French fashion house’s signature crested buttons, it’s a style to pull on with tailored pencil skirts and studded biker boots. Balmain leather jacketExposed zip fastening at frontNotch lapels, epaulettes, padded shoulders, long sleeves, zipped cuffs, zip fastening slip pockets at sides, gold toned hardware, quilted trims, cropped, belt loops, buckle fastening belt at waist, fully lined100% lambskin; lining 52% viscose, 46% cottonSpecialist leather cleanTrue to sizeSize 8: length 20"Model is 5ft 10" and wears a size 8
Ribbed Leather Biker Jacket In Black
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LEATHER BIKER JACKET
A classic with a twist. Crafted in lamb skin leather, this classic black biker jacket from Balmain is finished with gold-tone hardware at the shoulders. The key is in the detail. Featuring long sleeves, gold-tone hardware, a belted waist, side zipped pockets, zipped cuffs and ribbed details.
Balmain (French: [balmɛ̃]) is a haute couture fashion house that was founded by Pierre Balmain. Balmain was born in 1914 in France. His father owned a drapery business and his mother and sister owned a fashion boutique where he often worked after his father’s death in 1921. He always had a love of fashion and an eye for design. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in 1933-1934 with intent to study architecture but instead ended up spending the majority of his time designing dresses. After working for atelier Robert Piquet as a freelance artist and spending time with Edward Molyneux, he left school to work for Molyneux. In the late 1930s, he served in the French air force and the army pioneer corps. After peace was declared, he worked at Lucien Lelong and opened his own fashion house under his name. He released his first collection in 1945 and his first fragrance in 1949. While at Lelong, he met Christian Dior, a designer who would play a huge role in Balmain’s career and the postwar fashion industry in general.