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More Diversity In The Fashion Industry: Rihanna Is The Face Of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

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I live for great fashion moments like this! Twice in one week, a woman or color has snagged a campaign with a luxury brand. Fashion houses around the world are proving that they want more diversity in the fashion industry. Last week, I announced that iconic fashion designer and creative director Riccardo Tisci is breaking barriers by tapping neo-soul singer Erykah Badu for the face of Givenchy’s Spring 2014 Campaign. See the original story here.

It was just announced that Rihanna is the face of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. The diamond selling pop singer was shot by Inez and Vinoodh for her campaign for the luxury French fashion house. She styled in denim-on-denim, all laced out gold chains and buckles and a chain-embellished pink & white robe during her shoot.

Expect Rihanna’s campaign to hit magazines in January. According to Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, “THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD#dreamsdocometrue @badgalriri @balmainparis#thankU #loveU #INspiration #Icon #beauty#FOREVER #Springsummer2014 #balmainiac. Front of the caméra you make me feel like you were the only girl in the world , you are more than an icon, you are my inspiration and an inpiration for an entiere generation. #loveU and #thankU

Over the past few decades, there has been a lack of diversity on the runway. We all know that racism still takes place in the fashion world. I am so sick and tired of top designers overlooking models of color. Your race and ethnicity shouldn’t matter. If you’ve got the right talent, you should be given the opportunity to do the job. Even though people of color still have a long way to go in the fashion industry, I must admit that we’ve come a long way.

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Photos Credit: Rihanna’s Instagram | Balmain’s Instagram | Oliver Rousteing’s Instagram 

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Rihanna Arrives At Nobu In A Black Quilted Leather Jumpsuit From Balmain’s Spring 2014 Collection

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Rihanna looks fierce in this Balmain ensemble! This past Friday (November 8), Photogs caught the pop-star arriving to Nobu restaurant in NYC. She styled in a Black Quilted Leather Jumpsuit from Balmain’s Spring 2014 collection paired with Gold Cap Toe Boots which is also from Balmain.

Riri and Ciara both have a great personal relationship with Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing. One day, I’m going to be on 106 & Park getting interviewed in an outfit from Balmain.

The Bajan beauty officially moved to NYC. It’s going to be a HAWK winter!

Rihanna Steps Out in Black Leather Jumpsuit

Rihanna Steps Out in Black Leather Jumpsuit

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Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing Attends WSJ’s 2013 ‘Innovator Of The Year Awards’

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Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing attended WSJ magazine’s 2013Innovator Of The Year Awards‘ at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC.

At the ceremony, WSJ honored some of the most creative and influential individuals in fashion, entertainment, architecture, technology, design, art and humanitarianism.

Rousteing graced the black carpet in a black blazer layered over a white tee-shirt and $2,355 Leather Trousers from Balmain.

Rousteing is Paris-based and his office is inside of Balmain’s headquarters. He’s been heading the prestigious French fashion house for five seasons now (two years as creative director). One of my fashion goals is to meet and interview Rousteung. I admire what he does and his style.

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Photos Credit: Olivier Rousteing’s Instagram | Balmain’s Instagram | WSJMag’s Instagram |

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Dominic Lord Rocking $810 Balmain Ribbed Biker Lounge Pants

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Rising Harlem rapper, fashion designer and fashionisto Dominic Lord continues to release dope images on Instagram. He rocked a denim jacket layered over an oversized shirt paired with $810 Balmain Ribbed Biker Lounge Pants. These Slim-fit ivory-white lounge pants features three pockets, elasticized waistband with a tonal drawstring and reinforced and ribbed paneling on the knees. You can purchase them at SSENSE.

Olivier Rousteing serves at the Creative Director at Balmain Fashion House in Paris. He recently did an interview with Dazed Digital. Head over to the publication’s online site here to read the interview.

Dom is in the studio putting the finishing touches on his new project Overworld. I’ve been a supporter of Dom’s before he started getting a major buzz around has avant-garde fashion sense and music lyrics.

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Photos Credit: Dominic Lord’s Instagram | pants via SSENSE

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