Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
New York: Alber Elbaz presented yet another crowd-pleasing collection, offering a variety of silhouettes and looks that ranged from sexy body-con numbers to quirky pantsuits to futuristic metallic concoctions. There was truly something for everyone. Exaggerated ruffles that sprung from otherwise slim skirts were feminine with a sense of humor. Light-as-air silks fluttered over the body for sweet dresses an emerald green matched set. A blast of metallic foil enlivened some of the collection’s final looks, providing glamour and shine. There was perhaps a tongue-in-cheek reference to the resort apparel favored by women of a certain age. Visors, elastic waistbands, palm tree prints and blouson jackets all made an appearance, but luxe materials and elegant designs made them feel current and covetable, not your grandmother’s resort wear. As usual, accessories were a highlight, and this time, Elbaz included bags with nearly every look. Lanvin has not necessarily been known for its bags, so his increased focus on that department paid off, as there were plenty of desirable options. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Body-con / Cropped / Drop-waisted / Boxy
Color: Black / White / Punchy red / Emerald / Soft blue / Pinkish beige / Metallic gold / Metallic silver / Cream / Yves Klein blue
Key Items: Metallic jacket / Cropped pantsuit / Body-con dresses / Dropped ruffle skirts
Materials: Metallic foil / Featherweight silks / Leather / Crisp suitings / Canvas / Snakeskin / Techy stretch fabric
Print + Pattern: Palm trees / Wide stripes / Blurring florals / Sunsets
Details + Trim: Shawl collars / Dropped ruffles / Peplums / Studs / Elastic waistbands / Self-belts / Jewel embellishments
Accessories + Footwear: Plastic visors / Spike-embellished sunglasses / Square sunglasses / Chunky necklaces / Chain bangles / Plastic flower bracelets / Duotone envelope bags / Snakeskin tote / Colorful wristlets / Long rectangular bags / Minaudieres / Wide belts / Spectator pumps with Lucite heels / Ankle strap pumps / Platform sandals
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