Soho has just received a welcome dose of glitzy Parisian style, thanks to the arrival of New York’s first-ever Balmain flagship. A wash of pale marble, brushed gold fixtures and lighting ideal for snapping selfies, the store makes a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Hanging among the brand’s notorious leather trousers and boldly branded T-shirts, a decorous cotton blazer shines like a beacon of light.
One could compare it to the blinged out leather jacket the label’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, created for Kanye West’s Met Gala look. With dazzling lion patches, a flash of gold from two rows of buttons and a slightly cropped silhouette, this topper is the ultimate display of quiet luxury. To really nail the look, keep the designer’s advice in mind: “When you wear a crazy jacket, make sure the bottom of your outfit is clean and simple.”