Olivier Rousteing’s latest Fall 16 show garnered mixed reactions; some loved it and a few more hated it. Rousteing shouldn’t be too worried since Balmain has become one of the most recognizable names in fashion due to his #BalmainArmy of rich kids and supermodels. What he has done, however is cement Balmain as a true luxury brand focusing on decadent detailing, intricate beading, corsetry and embroidery. Punit imagines a Balmain party full of high glamour, stainless steel magic and candle light glare. Think reflective glassware and gold cutlery on sleek surfaces with dark florals.
Pero’s latest collection features an all-day pyjama party where the silhouettes are flowing and relaxed with bright prints. Everyone wants to join in the fun of Pero’s sheer lace overlays, printed and striped coordinates with empire waist dresses which make for quite a different kind of dinner guest. Punit would decorate this pillow fight with bright flowers and a bohemian vibe. Raw, vegan cuisine will be served gently lit by fairy lights and linen tablecloths.
Whimsical and full of wonder, Mary Katrantzou is known for obscure prints and fanciful designs. This collection highlighted how easy it was for many of these eccentric pieces to transition into daily wear. Psychedelic separates, pencil skirts and embellished shift dressed built a collection that inspired Punit to create a scene of quirky femininity.