balmain_springsummer2010_1.jpgThere will be many disappointed folks out there today (myself included) when they hear the news that Balmain won't be launching a diffusion line.

Reports that the label was testing a lower-priced line began to swirl on the internet last week. However, a Balmain spokesperson has now confirmed our worst fears.

"There is no Balmain lower priced line," they told Vogue.com. "What I think you might be referring to is a capsule collection that was prepared for some Parisian retailers. Christophe Decarnin wasn't involved in that project. The brand has decided to not repeat the experience, preferring to concentrate all its efforts on the mainline."

Boo!

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