The Balmain army always comes in strong. Models marched down the runway in look after look seemingly in an endless line. The theme for Olivier Rousteing's Fall 2017 collection appeared to focus on strength, darkness, and power. This was evidenced by the show's soundtrack of heavy rock and the designer's signature colors of black, dark browns, and golds mixed with reds. We heard Olivier loud and clear: the Balmain girl is tough, edgy, and ready to conquer the world. In other words, while the Balmain crew might have shed its armor last season, its back up for Fall.
We spotted tough leather tops and skirts, animal prints (including his signature snakeskin), wide corset belts, and even shirts with fiery flame designs. There were subtle nods to the wild, wild west as studs and fringe were the designer's choice for embellishments. Each look was more intense than the last. We even saw some netted and feathered dresses that will no doubt show up in Kim Kardashian's closet or on the red carpet. Read on to see the collection and then you will truly understand why no one messes with the #BalmainArmy.