All Images /The Fashionisto
Back in March I blogged about Balmain’s first menswear collection and how much the Clement Chabernaud campaign reminded me of Tom Cruise in Top Gun (which I watched two weekends ago – still amazing). The full collection has just been shot in an Ash Stymest editorial for Japanese magazine HUgE. It’s a very typical Stymest shoot – black and white, angsty, grungy, cigarette in hand, but I’ve gotta hand it to the guy, he can move in front of the camera. It’s quite a small collection, but the whole thing looks to be a darker, more street/airforce (?) version of what Hedi Slimane was doing at Dior Homme back in 2006/2007. (I also thought the women’s Balmain Fall 09/10 collection was inspired by Dior Homme.) Any thoughts? Rufus? John? Simon?