Olivier Rousteing was named as the label’s designer in 2011 and his critically and commercially acclaimed collections have helped to push the label forward on its pathway of rapid growth. Rousteing is influenced by the unique confident style of today’s modern men and women, as well as the work of the masters who have guided Balmain before him. He incorporates the house’s well-known mastery of tailoring, embroidery and traditional techniques of classic couture into his collections. Starting from last Spring & Summer 2016 collection, Rousting chose to kick of his fashion week with his first Balmain Homme show. Starting from this season, the Balmain Homme show will be presented during each seasonal Paris Fashion Week.