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First look at the limited-edition Balmain X Chivas XV collection

Olivier Rousteing blends Balmain’s Parisian savoir-faire with Chivas Regal’s opulent codes for a modern reinterpretation of Scotch.

Chivas Regal and Balmain have collaborated to unveil an exclusive limited-edition Balmain X Chivas XV collection. The collaboration takes the form of two unique limited-edition bottle designs that infuse the Parisian savoir-faire with Chivas Regal’s 15 year old blended Scotch. The partnership also sees an overarching design language that is very much reflective of Balmain Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing who is known for his extravagant, more-is-more aesthetics.

Balmain X Chivas XV collection
The collaboration observes a bold and audacious attitude that both Chivas Regal and Balmain celebrate.

A partnership built on the authentic fusion of heritage, boldness and innovation, the Balmain X Chivas XV collection observes a share vision of two pioneering Maisons — Balmain’s bold outlook on fashion and Chivas Regal’s disruptive approach to Scotch. Like a perfect marriage, Balmain and Chivas bring a modern twist to Scotch by blending the spirit of luxury French fashion with an icon of luxury Scotch whisky.

For the uninitiated, Chivas XV brings a contemporary twist to Scotch by selectively finishing its aged whisky in Cognac casks. Chivas XV continues to challenge conventions by encouraging Scotch whisky lovers to enjoy their favourite spirit in a whole new way and elevate their experience into an extraordinary-shared celebration.

And celebrating an iconic collaboration between two dynamic brands, Olivier Rousteing believes that both Chivas Regal and Balmain share the same values when it comes to pushing boundaries and being trailblazers of change.

He explains: “Those already familiar with the Balmain universe will note that this unique collaboration includes a signature motif of the house — the oversized golden chain. Whenever I’ve included that eye-catching adornment in my collections, it has served as a bold symbol of the defiant spirit of our rebellious and inclusive Balmain Army — a bold and audacious attitude that both Chivas Regal and Balmain celebrate.”

The collection highlights bold designs from both Houses, embodying both their iconic codes and legendary successes. The First Drop — of which only six bottles are available in Malaysia — is an extremely limited and individually numbered gold bottle that is embellished with metallic armour and chains in a nod to Balmain’s signature runway pieces. The bottle is priced at RM888, and can only be purchased by entering a raffle held exclusively at Balmain, The Starhill until 30 January 2022.

With just over 70 bottles in Malaysia, the Second Drop celebrates Balmain’s iconic silhouette, through a symmetrical deign of chains and belts directly referenced from the house’s recent collections. The bottle, priced at RM499, is also available through a digital draw with T&Cs apply. To stand a chance at the Second Drop, interested buyers may register their interest at the boutique in person. Only those eligible to purchase the Second Drop will stand the chance to purchase the First Drop.

The Balmain X Chivas XV collection will be on display at Balmain, The Starhill until 30 January 2022; during which Chivas Regal and Balmain will host a pop-up serving a range of exclusive cocktails made using the blended Scotch.

Martin Teo
Editor
Martin has a bent for history and food culture, especially of the Peranakan heritage. Since the pandemic, he finds joy in plant parenting and continues to expand his collection of Philodendrons, Anthuriums, and Syngoniums. He's now on a lookout for the elusive Philodendron Florida Beauty to add to his urban garden.
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