Olivier Rousteing

Originally from Bordeuax, Olivier Rousteing is a French fashion designer who studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode in Paris. After graduating, he became the head of womenswear at Italian house Roberto Cavalli and stayed relatively unknown until 2011, which is when he, at only 25 years old, stepped into his current position as the creative director of French label Balmain. Rousteing designs both menswear and womenswear for the label, and his approach to sophisticated glamour, as well as focus on couture, has toned down the brand’s previous ‘rock’n’roll’ aesthetic. The designer has also successfully made the brand more accessible by lowering prices and helping Balmain become the first French label to have over a million Instagram followers.

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The Top 13 Contemporary European Fashion Designers
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