Balmain's Fall/Winter 2021 collection, the aptly titled "Above & Beyond," takes Olivier Rousteing's creative vision to new levels. 
As the virtual show begins, models strut in coordination on top of an AirFrance jet, exalting the traditional glamour of a jetsetting Parisian woman: gold jewelry, simple colors palettes, taper trousers, etc. However, moving towards the functional, military-inspired garments appear throughout the collection as flight suits à la Top Gun takes the stage. Reconceptualized versions of these once-utilitarian uniforms now come complete with a corset, platform boots, a duster coat, or strappy accouterments.