Since Luisa via Roma has their SS10 Balmain pieces on pre-sale, we now have a detailed image collection with multiple angle shots that was previously unavailable. The newest batch of B is just as incredible as its predecessor collection, and just as elite.
To put things into perspective, the shredded crocodile tail coat runs at just under $56,000 CA, or the price of a luxury vehicle. The rest of the range is friendly to the elite; get used to a likely unappreciative crop of pop tarts and affluent label biters to be the only ones able to afford [or borrow] these pieces of wonder.
The good news is these pieces are able to be duplicated for those with a DIY edge. Rips and tears does not require much skill other than spotting proper placement, and epaulettes can be created within a few hours and sewn onto existing military jackets in your collection. This is pretty much wardrobe bedazzlement 101; get a group of friends together and make a party of it – just ensure you aren’t duplicating each other’s creations.