I struggled a bit on whether or not I should post about Balmain s/s '10. Aside from style.com's rather glowing review, many bloggers are expressing their distaste for this collection. Christophe Decarnin's glam rock chick aesthetic has been purely visible in his last three collections for Balmain and he is receiving a lot of flack for being a "one trick pony", among other things. The commercial success of Decarnin's designs is undeniable; he single-handedly introduced the peaked shoulder craze to the world with his s/s '09 collection and that is still holding strong. Further, I can't keep track of the shoe knock-offs (you know the ones I'm talking about). Personally, I liked a lot of the looks from the s/s '10 collection. The edgy military references throughout (sequined camo, fringed épaulettes) are kind of amazing and will be extremely popular with stylish ladies from Julia Restoin-Roitfeld to Beyoncé. Do I think they're worth the $10000 they'll be sold for? No I don't. The garments' quality of craftmanship isn't worth that kind of cash. I'm sure a lot of you would agree with me on that.