Beats X Balmain


Beats announced their collaboration with Balmain on Wednesday, releasing four versions of the limited edition headphones. There are two colourways, Safari and Khaki, in which both the Beats Studio Headphones and the Powerbeats3 Earphones are available in. 

Apple are selling the Safari style which is a gold and a neutral pinkish colour on their site, while the Khaki style, a mixture of green and gold is available on the Balmain website. The Powerbeats3 earphones retail for £219.95, while the Studio version retails for £599.95 

Kylie Jenner features in the campaign which is beautifully filmed with two different backdrops,  a dark orangey beige backdrop with the same coloured powder being thrown, and the other in a exotic forest with Kylie Jenner standing amongst several deep green plants. 

I personally prefer the Beats Studio Headphones in the Safari colour as it is more my aesthetic than the Khaki colour.  

“Seeing music and fashion as completely intertwined simply reflects how my generation grew up-we simply cannot conceive of one without a full helping of the other.”
— - Olivier Rousteing

Beats have also collaborated with Alexander Wang, MCM and Fendi in the past. All of which come in a branded case fitting in with the same theme as the collection. Balmain's collection is based on the theme "Urban Safari" and come in a suede Balmain branded carry case.

You can see more from the collaboration on the website.

By Joshua Greenwood

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