Balmain Spring/Summer 2013 Wow Moments

In Fashion by Cinnamon McCullum

As I flipped through the April issue of Marie Claire, I was pleasantly surprised to see one of Balmain’s woven creations from SS13. It is the type of piece that will stop anyone in their tracks.

After the domino effect of Fashion Week across the globe, the details of your favorite pieces can become a bit fuzzy. This is not the case with Balmain. The moment I saw these coming down the runway I was floored by the sculpted craftsmanship. It was obvious that they were editorial worthy and they easily became a favorite.

I am pretty sure these were not made by a machine. In fact, I would guess that each piece was a collaboration of a small team of people. Wouldn’t it be interesting to learn about the process by which these were made?

The purpose of this blog it to to talk about the relationship between needlework, craftsmanship, design and fashion. At times I might lean more in one direction, and I might go completely off-topic, but this is the perfect example of modern day needlework, fiber art and textile creation that I enjoy and want to share.

More soon…