Elegance vs Excess?

Balmain Paris

Balmain Boutique Paris

Joseph Dirand is one of the most sought after architects and interior designers in fashion. His trademark sleek, monochrome spaces are the perfect fit for projects he has undertaken for the likes of Rick Owens and Alexander Wang, designers whose visions chime with the architect’s preferred aesthetic.

I was therefore more than a little surprised to learn that the Frenchman is also responsible for the Balmain boutique in Paris…

Balmain Boutique Paris

These beautiful minimalist spaces, which first caught my eye on Pinterest, do seem at odds with the label’s love, especially of late, with much more ostentatious offerings…

Balmain SS15

Balmain Spring/Summer 2015

An elegant backdrop to creative director Olivier Rousteing’s ‘colourful’ clothes? What do you think?

See more of Joseph Dirand’s work here

See Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection here

Image Credits: Joseph Dirand Architecture / style.com


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