Never to late to revisit a great resort collection… Since taking over for Christophe Decarnin in 2011 at the height of Balmainia, Olivier Rousteing has gently veered the brand away from the rocker glam aesthetic and closer to the chic Parisian roots of its founder Pierre Balmain and successor Oscar de la Renta. Inspired by Miami and Cuba, the 2013 resort collection brings the soft colors of an exotic vacation with the tailoring of an established couture house. The combination is working very nicely and judging by the 2014 resort collections coming out now, he was ahead of his time.

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