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So I know it’s been a while since the Balmain RTW ’13 collection debuted at PFW but I was absent during that time in the world of bloggin’. LOL! So I shall blog my thoughts about it now.

I love Balmain and the fashion house continued to impress me with there ever stronger pieces. Olivier Rousteing; the designer is said to have been inspired by Cuba and the 1990’s singer Sade and this is very much reflected in the collection.

Olivier Rousteing once again showcased his talents when it comes to embellishments. The pieces in the collection were the reflection of a true craftsman hard at work. The collection also saw Rousteing experimenting with volume and exaggerated silhouette. The highlight of the collection for me was the use of heavy beading, thick lace and the large hoops that the models were fashioning.

Below I have posted my favourite looks and details.

The details on the dress below I just LOVE!! I need this.

Fashion is the best way to express yourself and the Meadham Kirchoff collection does just that. Their Fall ’12 collection was full of imagination and there SS ’13 collection was no different! Full of fantasy, sparkle and imagination; I absolutely love it! On their collection they were quoted saying; “It’s about the dream of escape. It is a fantasy of opulence, decadence, glamour, and wealth.”

There are 2 pieces which I absolutely loved and I have posted photo’s below. Enjoy!

From a very young age I was surrounded by fashion; due to my mother and my aunties in particular both my youngest aunts. I just loved playing dress up with my sister. I still remember raiding countless wardrobes trying on their saree’s and lengha’s which were obviously too big for me so basically the clothes ended up wearing me.

I absolutely love South Asian fashion which is so rich in culture, texture, style and the embroidery is just to die for. There has been a huge demand more recently to have that eastern flavour and style on the runway which was most recently exemplified by Vera Wang at NYFW in S/S 2013 collection & how can anyone forget that infamous ‘Paris-Bombay’ Chanel show that drew on so many inspirations from Indian fashion and the South-Asian lifestyle.

What I love most about South Asian fashion, is the obvious luxury and opulence. The textures and colours so rich and so bold. The garments have that beautiful flowing, drape effect while being heavily detailed with crystals and exquisite detail. The jewellery is always big and I love my statement jewellery, with gold and pearls making frequent appearance’s.

My favourites include Neeta Lulla, Nivedita Saboo & Payal Singhal.

South Asian fashion has managed to stay true to it’s roots but hasn’t remained stagnant and has adapted to meet the needs and demands of a 21st century lady.

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