Balmain Fall 2009

by Profashionelle on March 9, 2009 · 6 comments

Balmain Fall Winter 2009 Collection

So Christophe Decarnin is a genius. I adore his work for Balmain. He’s done such a great job by reviving the French fashion house with his vision of trashy rock chick chic. His last 2 seasons were sensational and if I had $10k spare cash, I would definitely invest in a Balmain piece (either one of those uber-cool jackets or one of the micro mini dresses).

Decarnin’s Fall 2009 collection had a touch of déjà vù about it was like an ode to Spring 2009. The peaked shoulders, the rise and fall hemlines, the strapless mini dresses, we’ve seen all of this in Spring 2009 already, but Decarnin managed to recreate them in a way that made me forget the fact that he was basically just copying his work from Spring 2009.

I loved the feminine silhouettes, the disco dresses (especially the electric blue sequinned ones), the peaked shoulders which have come to be his signature pieces. I even loved the harem pants.

All in all, I mostly loved Balmain’s Fall 2009 collection even though it had nothing ground-breaking overly new about it. I’m far away from being tired of Balmain, but I hope to see something different for the next season. Still, I really ♥ Balmain.

Disco Electric Blue

Balmain Fall 2009 Electric Blue

Structured Blazers & Skinny Pants

Balmain Fall 2009 Blazer & Skinny Pants

Geometric Silver Dresses

Balmain Fall 2009 Silver Geometric Dresses

Harem Pants

Balmain Fall 2009 Harem Pants

Strapless Mini Dresses

Balmain Fall 2009 Strapless Mini Dresses

Balmain Fall 2009 Runway Video

EDIT: Video found via Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Balmain Fall 2009, 2.8 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
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FashionCritic March 10, 2009 at 6:06 am

Please stop stealing my work.


Profashionelle March 10, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Hello Fashion Critic,

I am, to say the least, a bit offended that you call me a content thief. Yes, I do read your blog and yes I also read your runway recap of the Balmain Fall 2009 collection (I admit I found the Balmain video through your post), but what I was writing about the collection was my own opinion. I mean it’s quite obvious that Balmain Fall 2009 was similar to the Spring 2009 collection, you don’t have to be a content stealer to point that out.

I also create my own graphics, so no stealing here also. If you feel like you invented creating graphics of similar items of a fashion collection, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Or you might want to call MahaloFashion a thief as well.

I just checked your post again to see if maybe I was wrong and I found 2 things being the same: “Déjà Vù” and “ground-breaking” (and maybe the fact that Fall 2009 was inspired by Spring 2009, but this really is not a point for me). English is not my Native language and sometimes it just happens that 1 or 2 expressions I read somewhere else find their way in one of my posts simply because I can’t find the right words. My apologies if you are referring to that!

I’m quite upset and also a bit sad because I always thought that you’re doing a great job with your blog and I didn’t think you thought of as a content-stealing enemy. I even mentioned your blog in my “Best of 2008 – Red Carpet Gowns”-post because I really enjoy it (I follow your blog since mid 2007 and was happy for you that it grew so big over the time).


Fashion Critic March 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I was very surprised when I got your email.

I did not write the above comment. If you don’t believe me check the IP address of this comment and the previous.


Profashionelle March 10, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I apologize *REAL* Fashion Critic, I just didn’t think someone would use fake identities just to create some online drama. An email with a more detailed explanation just went out to you. Again, I am sorry, but I didn’t even think this could be a bogus commenter.

@FAKE FashionCritic: For the record: I am NOT copying or stealing anyone’s work. If you can’t see that there are people out there who would write on the same topics and sharing similar opinions from time to time than I think you are a bit paranoid. Just because RCFA is a bigger blog than mine doesn’t automatically make it a copycat when we write about the same things. Believe it or not.


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