Kim Kardashian's favourite designer had his turn in the spotlight on the second day of Paris Fashion Week with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing unveiling his spring/summer 2016 collection. Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Gigi Hadid were among the models who strutted down the runway during the showcase, which was held at the Hotel Intercontinental.
With celebrities including Jada Pinkett Smith, Kris Jenner, Diplo and Joe Jonas filling the front row, Rousteing's Balmain Army modelled his new line of exaggerated ruffles, cut-outs, oversized belts and fishnets. Setting the trend for the next season, the designer incorporated loose-fitted ruffled trousers into most of the looks, often teamed with cropped tops.
Other standout pieces include a white slim-lined skirt, which reaches the midriff elongating the figure, teamed with a ruffled jacket complete with shoulder pads. On the more daring side and previewing what is set to be a key trend in 2016, the collection boasted a variation of large fishnet skirts and dresses that cling to the silhouette. Balancing out the feminine and flirty pieces were the more androgynous looks, which included a sharp blazer styled into a crop top.
The collection has been well-received by fashion critics with one remarking on Twitter: "Can someone pls fill my wardrobe with the whole Balmain SS16 collection omgggg beaut #ifonly," while another singled out Kendall, 19, tweeting: "I AM OBSESSEDDDD this is my favorite runway look of @KendallJenner ever. Congrats @Balmain @ORousteing."
While they were true professionals on the catwalk, the Balmain Army was seen hanging out and larking around together with Kendall, Hadid, Dunn and Taylor Hill among the models taking photos with each other. Hadid, 20, enjoyed moral support from her boyfriend, singer Joe Jonas, who was also pictured backstage. Balmain has long been a favourite brand of Kendall and her family with Kardashian known to be an avid supporter of the fashion house and is often used as Rousteing's muse.
Paris Fashion Week continues until 7 October.