02/22/2013 06:27 EST | Updated 04/24/2013 05:12 EDT


PARIS - Balmain focused on the Far East for its fall-winter collection Thursday, using bejeweled couture and Oriental wrapped silks to embellish the Paris house's ready-to-wear display.

Waists were cinched to within an inch of life with gold and black belts, and glistening regal amulets. High-waisted harem pants in geometric pattern silk lame defined the esthetic.