The Beyhive may still be waiting for “Renaissance” visuals, but a surprise couture collection directly inspired by songs from the album, courtesy of Balmain, might scratch that itch (for now).
Called Renaissance Couture, the collection features many dramatic sculptural moments – including hammered metal breastplates, 3D-printed bustiers and feathery fireworks – as well as luxurious velvets, meticulously embroidered dresses and a crystal chandelier. portable. It’s details, details, details, right down to Beyoncé’s autograph forming the basis for pairs of platform heels.
“I’m That Girl” features a metal “sun-crown” bustier by sculptor Elie Hirsch. Credit: Courtesy of Balmain
Routing conceived the project when he became singularly obsessed with “Renaissance” after its release last summer, he said in a statement.
The “Renaissance Couture” collection arrives just before Beyoncé’s spring and summer world tour. Credit: Courtesy of Balmain
“From the start, we knew this collaboration was going to be unlike any other that either of us had worked on before…it’s a collection entirely based on our shared passion for fusing the music and fashion,” says Rousteing. “The absence of budgeting, deployment and marketing plans eliminated typical limits and constraints, creating a dream environment that simply allowed us to experiment, dream and push each other to the limit. is exactly what we did.”
Scroll through the gallery above to see looks from the Beyoncé x Balmain “Renaissance Couture” collection.