By far my favourite collection for SS12 so far has to be Balmain. There is not a single look I didn't instantly want to own as I scrolled through them. Sticking to what the French design house does best, this season Olivier Rousteing concentrated on statement jackets, short hemlines and skin tight trousers. The Balmain girl is rich, sexy and flashy so the SS12 collection suits her down to a T. Gold applique covered mini skirts, dresses and jackets with intricate brocade patterns were teamed with slouchy shirts and huge statement buckle belts. Effortless but very expensive.