Corto Boutan & Abiah Hostvedt for Balmain Homme
Corto Boutan and Abiah Hostvedt are enlisted by Balmain Homme to pose for the striking Fall Winter 2015 men’s collection lookbook. Creative Direction is courtesy of Pascal Dangin of KiDS Creative provided for the shoot by photographer Dominick Sheldon.
For this collection, I was inspired by how I’m seeing today’s new generation dress for the evening. In all parts of the world—from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, with stops in Paris, London, Dubai and the other traditional and rising fashion capitals along the way — I’ve been noticing what you could call the evolution of the ‘new aristocrats.’ Unlike traditional aristocrats, this diverse and inclusive grouping of stylish men knows how to confidently blend together looks pulled from both their fathers’ wardrobes and the streets.
For Fall 2015, I’m channeling their energy and referencing that new creative mix made up of perfect doses of classic pieces, fluid silhouettes and hip-hop stylings. It’s a spirit that seems right for my generation and a style that I feel comfortable calling my own.
This masculine silhouette—broad shoulders, belted waists and fluid, baggy pants—helps to give classics like double-breasted jackets, overcoats and smoking jackets a modern edge. Influences from today’s music and street cultures—which you can spot in the black cashmere beanies, drop-crotch pants and abundance of motorcycle jackets—remain, of course, key to the signature look of Balmain Homme. – says Olivier Rousteing creative director of Balmain
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