Balmain Paris: In Love with Balmain

Balmain Paris Haute Couture SS19 - KOKET Geisha Chair

Love Happens is head over stilettos for the iconic French luxurious Balmain brand! Balmain Paris epitomizes elegance and class creating a unique mantra that it has kept since its founding. This brand holds a special place in our hearts due to the daring illustrations of feminism engraved through the essences of their lines. And for their endless creativity both in their designs and their retail store interiors.

 Fashion designer Pierre Balmain fitting haute couture gown on actress Ruth Ford, 1947 - Balmain Paris
Fashion designer Pierre Balmain fitting haute couture gown on actress Ruth Ford, 1947
Source: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten via Wikimedia Commons

Monsieur Pierre Balmain had a vision that has since created a distinctive grasp of femininity. Offering and pioneering advancements for feminine expression as well as diversity through fashion. We adore the embroidery, beauty in simplicity, and lavish designs that have been created in the past by Balmain. And love the designs by current creative director, Olivier Rousteing, during such an exciting time in fashion. A time that encourages expression and interpretation and gives voices to those who have a vision for bettering the world.


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Balmain Paris Haute Couture & KOKET

Balmain Couture Spring Summer 2019 Paris - Geisha Chair at Balmain Paris
Source: Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION

When you love something and you get some love in return it makes the love even stronger! Lh’s publisher, the luxury decor brand KOKET, had the great honor of its Geisha Chair sitting as close to center stage as we could ever imagine at Balmain’s Haute Couture show during Paris Haute Couture Week in January 2019! The show in it of itself was brilliant, nothing less than expected. We especially loved that Rousteing chose to work with a dear friend of KOKET’s, Anne Gelbard, for the collection. All those stunning watercoloresque textiles were hand painted by Anne Gelbard and her team!


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Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris

The new Balmain Paris Flagship Store, Saint Honoré was the setting of the fabulous Balmain 2019 Haute Couture Show. The gates of this luxurious new store, located just a short distance from their founding atelier, opened with the show.

Balmain Paris Flagship Store Saint Honoré - Designed by Studio AMV
Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV

Offering aesthetics of what we can only assume a slice of heaven looks like, the Paris-based architectural firm Studio AMV masterfully combined the aura of a Parisian apartment with modern and historical themes.

Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV

Continuing to amaze those along for the Balmain journey, Balmain’s new boutique aesthetic creates a perfect home for the exquisite men’s and women’s clothing, footwear and accessories that demand a setting fit for the opulence they portray. This taste of brilliance through fashion and design beauty comes to life in Balmain locations around the world with more to come. Bravissimo, Balmain!

Scroll on for more photos of the stunning Balmain Paris by Studio AMV!

Exterior of Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris - Designed by Studio AMV
Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV
Staircase at Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris - Designed by Studio AMV
Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV
Interior of Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris - Designed by Studio AMV
Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV
Interior of Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris - Designed by Studio AMV
Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV
Interior of Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris - Designed by Studio AMV
Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV
Interior of Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris - Designed by Studio AMV
Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV
Interior of Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris - Designed by Studio AMV
Balmain Flagship Store Saint Honoré, Paris – Designed by Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Diego DePol / Courtesy Studio AMV

Studio AMV

And the fabulous trio behind Studio AMV, Anna Philippou, Marie Prosepri, and Victoire Guerlay. Three female architects in their thirties who share the same ambition: “Tailoring their vision to a client and a context in order to projects that feel just right.”

Architects and designers of Balmain Paris Flagship store - Anna Philippou, Maris Prosepri and Victoire Guerlay of Studio AMV
Anna Philippou, Marie Prosepri and Victoire Guerlay of Studio AMV
Source: Photograph by Jules Faure / Courtesy of Studio AMV

Words by Michele Micciche

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