Legendary fashion house Balmain was founded in 1945 by Pierre Balmain (1914-1982). Described as the "king of French fashion" he designed outfits for icons such as Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot.

In April 2011, the fashion house announced that Olivier Rousteing had been appointed as creative director.

Launched in 2009 by Christophe Decarnin, Balmain’s menswear line is known for its sophisticated military-inspired fashion. Their famous jeans and leather jackets are luxurious in quality with a tough masculine edge. Balmain’s signature t-shirts and cargo pants have received high praise for their mottled washed-out and worn style. Check out the collection below.