Alber Elbaz celebrated 125 years of Lanvin withthehouse’ss/s‘15 collection; characterized by its fierce, structured and feminine vibes, in what commands the crowdsandmakesyou the “Lanvin woman” you were meant to be.
The Lanvin woman: serene, regal, with no trace of arti!ce, of anything that could compromise her allure. She’s a woman that goes her way in complete freedom. With all comfort. Multi-faceted, simplicity is equaled only by the most sophisticated cut. Whether it’s an ink blue, Lanvin Blue asymmetric sheath or a disjointed over-stitched brocade dress, with its emblematic raw edges, style feeds on re!nement. Techno stretch gabardine in chalk or black, the chequerboard look is here. An absolute chequerboard where crumpled woven linen suits walk freely alongside supple organdie trench coats and virginal terracotta washed silk satin dresses. In stiletto heels or neo-antique sandals, a !gure appears as %uid in silk satin or twill crepe as she is architectural in a mascara black linen duchess jacket. A skin-like wardrobe in shades of grey, khaki, ecru and nude in woven and draped patterns. Just so many enveloping, carnal mists highlighting, in a play on net, slits, eyelets and jeweled straps: the movement of a body as it walks. When dawn breaks or twilight falls, a very speci!c so(ness appears, far from any kind of screeching, noisy vision, far from obligatory femininity, blinded by %ashbulbs and false destinations. Strength is revealed in the intimacy of a cocktail dress like a short ka(an in organdie %ocked with cut threads. Paradise hides no more, but it arises, in half-shades, both animal and plant, with a brocade coat “les singes %outés”, or a printed organdie dress “animaux en cavale”, come to recreate in the city nature at her most surreal and poetic. Because a gown is worn as naturally as a T-shirt, because the body of “thirty something and more” women - Kirsten Owen, Amber Valleta, Esther de Jong, Malgosia Bela, Anne Catherine Lacroix, Violetta Sanchez – is deployed at its zenith, in the absolute radiance of a time where nothing stands still. A body which is at one with Lanvin time. Without prostheses or wiring. Just highlighted like a smile with a lick of sparkly red lipstick… ready to love. To live. To give. Made to reveal a personality, allowed to choose shadows as o(en as light.
Silk one-shoulder slit detail gown and metal cuff, by Lanvin