Introducing Balmain’s First Fine Jewelry Collections

Introducing Balmain’s First Fine Jewelry Collections

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Introducing Balmain’s First Fine Jewelry Collections

Balmain’s distinctively modern-yet-historic personality is echoed in the house’s premiere collections of fine jewelry.

Balmain’s distinctively modern-yet-historic personality is echoed in the house’s premiere collections of fine jewelry.

Text: Daisy Kim

For more than ten years as creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing has inventively built upon Pierre Balmain’s extraordinary legacy. In doing so, he has stayed true to his determination to design pieces that reflect the way his inclusive, powerful, and global Balmain Army wishes to live today. 

This summer, the french luxury house has launched its first fine jewelry collection–one that is gender-neutral and references the house’s most well-known signatures. The powerfully authentic inaugural collection builds upon both the potential of today’s rebellious spirit and the richness of a singular couture heritage. Channeling iconic Balmain signatures, the gender-neutral collections are created with recycled and ethical 18k gold, conflict-free minerals, and traceable gemstones.

Olivier Rousteing presents two lines, both clear signs of belonging to a greater whole. Emblem and Labyrinth are talismans that embody both word and bond. Emblem reflects the infectiously rebellious spirit of those who challenge established orders, while the historic Labyrinth pattern blends the initials of the house founder into a mesmerizing play on repetitive geometry. 

“It was important for me that Balmain Fine Jewelry truly reflects the essence of this house. Ever since Pierre Balmain showed his first collection over 75 years ago, Balmain presentations have always set themselves apart by their singularly fresh and bold vision. And we’ve made it very clear that we are building upon that unique heritage by having our first jewelry collections riff on a host of items pulled from our archives, including Monsieur Balmain’s legendary Labyrinth pattern, the house’s distinctive coat of arms, and the couture-like embellishments of my Fabergé collection, which I first sent down the runway ten years ago,” Olivier Rousteing states about his premiere collections.

Discover both the Emblem and Labyrinth collections now in select boutiques and coming soon to Balmain.com.

Credits: All images courtesy of Balmain.

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