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I have already mentioned velvet being a recurring theme in the Fall runways; Balmain was no different. Maxi skirts with a high slit, trousers with embroidery and quilted jackets incorporated the velvet and more. There was a richness but also a RTW feel to a good amount of the separates... and is anyone else being reminded of a carpet bag? A really chic, wearble carpet bag? I dunno, moving on.
What inspired me the most was the beading and the belts. I most definitely feel a do-it-myself coming on perhaps with a belt or beading something (once I learn how). I really just loved the details, details, details. Balmain is on my fashion map.
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