Balmain x H&M Slays with Backstreet Boys Reunion

Last night was pretty lit as NYC celebrated the most anticipated fashion collab of the season – Balmain x H&M. People have been freaking out ever since the line was first announced in May, but the runway show blew everyone’s expectations out of the water. Our dreams were realized when the Backstreet Boys hopped onstage for a surprise reunion performance, playing classics like ‘I Want It That Way,’ and ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),’ all decked out in the best looks from the line. It was their best performance since that one time they played in heaven.

The behind-the-scenes video with campaign face Kendall Jenner pop, lock and dropping it on a space subway gave us a little taste of the looks, but couldn’t prepare us for the whole shebang, worn by supers and #BalmainArmy members like Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn. Olivier Rousteing, creative director at Balmain, told Yahoo Style:

When I see this collection, I think you can party, you can go to a gala, you’re going out and taking a sci-fi metro. It’s like a dream. Everything comes from a dream and a ride. Pop culture and Michael Jackson was also on my mind. Like the idea of the metro in the Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ video…”

We’re totally getting the MJ vibe from the looks that feature militant looking leather studded in all the right places. We’re actually dying over the red leather jacket screaming ‘Nouveau Thriller’ that Brian Littrell wore during the performance.

H&M has killed it in the collab game, from Wang to Versace, and Balmain has been the greatest so far (check out the whole lookbook!). We can’t wait to see what the brand has in store for the future.

The collection drops Nov. 5 so start lining up now!

Image via The Independent

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