Paris, April 26th 2011. The house of Balmain is pleased to announce the appointment of Olivier Rousteing as its new Designer. Mr. Rousteing will supervise the design and development of the brandâ€™s menâ€™s and womenâ€™s ready-to-wear collections.
Rousteing is currently in charge of the Womenâ€™s Wear design studio at Balmain, a position he has held since 2009. Before joining Balmain, Rousteing worked for five years at Roberto Cavalli, where he was promoted to the position of Designer for the womenâ€™s and menâ€™s ready-to-wear collections.â€¨
Olivier Rousteing was born in France and raised in Bordeaux. He completed his fashion studies at Parisâ€™s Ă‰cole SupĂ©rieure Des Arts Et Techniques De La Mode (ESMOD) in 2003.