Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing launches a video series on social media together with the sports car manufacturer Porsche. The series of videos is created around Rousteing’s exceptional personal story.
Olivier Rousteing is not just an authentic Porsche enthusiast, he is also a perfect fit for us with his desire to make Balmain a modern brand with the highest standards of quality and luxury. Together, we explore his exceptional driving force in the films by examining the connection between the worlds of sports cars and fashion, which creates relevance for our existing customers, as well as for younger and female target groups. – Jelena Batic
The short videos will be published on Porsche’s social media channels and Olivier Rousteing’s Instagram channel between the middle of March and the end of April. The theme of the video is entitled “Drive Defined” and relates to Rousteing’s powerful inner driving force. The fashion designer and the sports car brand share many similarities.
Olivier Rousteing was born in a confidential birth and was later adopted from an orphanage. He attended the fashion school École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode (ESMOD) in Paris. In 2011, he started work as Creative Director at Balmain at the age of just 25 – the youngest person to take on this role at a Paris fashion house since Yves Saint Laurent. He has successfully led the tradition-rich company Balmain and turned it into one of the most important Paris fashion houses.
I have a role in my world, to push the boundaries and to establish aesthetics, and a new world, the world that I want to live in. All of this fits perfectly with Porsche – a brand that has fascinated me since my childhood, and that stands for design and tradition combined with innovative strength. – Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s Creative Director
The video series about the Porsche Panamera is a first step in the collaboration between Olivier Rousteing and Porsche.