A Limited Edition Balmain Unicorn | Text & Images by Nafiseh Soolari

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The Balmain Unicorn designed by Creative Director Olivier Rousteing and Safa Sahin, a former Nike Footwear designer and now the Head of Sneaker Design at Balmain. The collection was exclusively presented at KITH on a warm June evening in Paris. The mythical unicorn was the perfect metaphor for the sneaker design curated by Balmain. The aerodynamic silhouette of the sneaker imparts the image of a gliding speed boat with the Balmain lion head at its helm. The night had music drifting, champagne flowing and unicorn themed creamy treats to cool the temperatures down. Olivier Rousteing and Safa Sahin joined the crowd and created the finale the Balmain Unicorn deserved.

Written by Nafiseh Soolari

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Nafiseh Soolari

Nafiseh Soolari is a creative director and photographer— "I love translating the beauty I see in all the moments around me, people, places, things; and I aspire to share my vision: to create a single moment for me and you to connect and realize what this amazing world has to offer..."