Balmain joins forces with Beats by Dr. Dre in a stylish collab starring Kylie Jenner

Balmain joins forces with Beats by Dr. Dre in a stylish collab starring Kylie Jenner

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Text: Janice Sim

Image: Beats by Dr. Dre,

Yet another designer-tech collaboration we can't wait to get our hands on

We've seen the Balmain army take over in the form of cookie-cutter Kardashians and Jenners, body-hugging dresses, and now, here's one that will excite audiophiles — sleek headphones from Beats by Dr. Dre. Creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, has released an exclusive capsule collection with American audio production company Beats by Dr. Dre, giving the popular Beats Studio Wireless headphones and Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones the Balmain reboot.

What makes these special edition Beats runway-worthy? For one, they carry the signature colours of gold and khaki as seen from the fashion house's SS17 and FW17 collections, titled 'Safari' and 'Khaki' respectively, and are finished with sleek metallic gold accents, repping the Balmain logo.  

No surprise here, but fronting the Beats by Dr. Dre x Balmain collaboration is the influential Kylie Jenner, who rocks the covetable headphones fully armoured in Balmain clothing. Fun fact: Beats by Dr. Dre also happens to be her favourite brand of headphones.

Balmain x Beats by Dr. Dre with Kylie Jenner

"The best of music can only be paired to the best in design," says Rousteing. "Seeing music and fashion as completely intertwined reflects how my generation grew up — we simply cannot conceive one without a full helping of the other." 

The Safari beats are now available on the Apple store, while the Khaki beats will only retail on the Balmain site