Beyoncé and Balmain revealed their latest collaborative collection of Renaissance Couture.
The renowned designer, Olivier Rousteing, collaborated with Beyoncé to create her latest clothing collection. In an interview with Vogue, Rousteing revealed that the inspiration for the joint line struck him when he was designing Balmain’s spring 2023 collection while listening to Renaissance music on repeat.
“I was sketching and sketching as I listened, and sometimes you can’t control the emotion of your sketch. And I started to imagine the sketches inside her album, how they would relate to the songs and the lyrics. It wasn’t something I was supposed to be doing but I was just inspired by the music to do it. And that’s how this started,” he said.
Rousteing added, “I contacted Marni and B. And I said, ‘Honestly, I want to create a couture collection with you.’ And they were like, ‘Wow, that’s a big surprise.’”
Within the last five months, the collection has comprised 16 looks that draw inspiration from all 16 tracks featured on Bey’s “Renaissance” album. The outcome is a stunning fusion of Balmain’s historic legacy and Beyoncé’s creative heritage, paying homage to both through the collection’s unique aesthetic.
“I can’t help but be thrilled by the history-making aspects of this collaboration,” Rousteing says. “This appears to be the first time that a Black woman has overseen the couture offering from an historic Parisian house. And those designs were created in partnership with the first Black man to ever oversee all the collections at an historic Parisian house.”
The announcement comes after the partnership between Beyoncé’s Ivy Park line and Adidas came to an end. According to an insider, the two parted ways due to “major creative differences.” As a result of the termination, the singer will gain full ownership of the brand.