PARIS…Christophe Decarnin has revitalized the Balmain house over the past few seasons, injecting a heavy rock and roll edge via short hemlines, embellishment and body conscious cuts. S/S 09 found Decarnin in a Sgt. Pepper kind of  mood, including modifid, military style jackets in his line up, while mixing in layered, shredded mini dresses and paneled, skintight denim. Juniors will love these flirty shapes and the light colored jeans, as well as strong shouldered jackets. Key pieces include modified double breasted leather, strapless dresses and bleach-destroyed pants. A perfectly on-point collection for this market and an inspiration for lines with similarly tough, rock and roll aspirations.

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