French fashion house Balmain has a huge cult following because of its incredible punk rock-inspired threads, and now the brand is coming out with Pierre Balmain, a diffusion line that will be at about a 90% cheaper price point than the original line.
For those of you who adore the look of Balmain's signature bold shoulders, studs and chains, and super-skinny jeans, the Pierre Balmain collection will be your dream come true. It is expected to make its debut in December 2011, just in time for the holidays.
According to WWD, Olivier Rousteing, who recently replaced Christophe Decarnin as Balmain’s head designer, will ensure that the collection is "even more sophisticated and couture-like—without, of course, renouncing that 'roc' aesthetic that has been so important for us these the last few years. The Pierre Balmain collection translates the codes of Balmain in a more casual and relaxed manner."