Chivas XV joins the Balmain Army with two highly exclusive bottle drops designed in partnership with Olivier Rousteing
Author: Wardah Sempa | Monday 11th October 2021
Early last week sees the announcement very exciting collaboration between scotch whisky Chivas Regal and iconic Parisian fashion house Balmain.
The two legendary houses will join forces to drop an exclusive, limited-edition Balmain x Chivas XV collection. Bringing a Parisian savoir-faire to Chivas’ 15-year-old blended Scotch finished in Cognac casks, the collaboration takes the form of two beautiful limited-edition bottle designs, developed by Chivas in partnership with Balmain Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing.
The first of these beautifully designed bottles is an extremely limited and individually numbered gold bottle, adorned with metallic armour and chains in a nod to Balmain’s signature runway pieces. For UK customers, this drop will be exclusively available from Selfridges from today (11th October).
The second brings to life Balmain’s recognisable silhouette, by drawing on the symmetrical design of chains and belts directly inspired by the house’s recent collections.
Olivier Rousteing explains:
Just like Balmain, Chivas has always adhered to the highest standards with neither house being afraid to push boundaries and break with outdated conventions. 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 and Balmain celebrate.
The collection features bold designs from Balmain and Chivas that embody the iconic codes and legendary success associated with each house. The first drop, an extremely limited and individually numbered gold bottle, is adorned with metallic armour and chains in a nod to Balmain’s signature runway pieces. It will be available exclusively at Selfridges from 11th October at an RRP of £160, limited to only 200 bottles across the UK. The second drop brings to life Balmain’s recognisable silhouette through asymmetrical design of chains and belts directly inspired by the house’s recent collections. 2,000 bottles will be available nationally from 22nd November via select Prestige retailers, RRP £60.
For more information, visit www.chivas.com or stay tuned by following @ChivasRegalUK on Instagram.