Nov 01, 2017 | By Nick Paget
A SEDUCTIVE SUMMER
It’s only fitting that Alber Elbaz usually shows his Lanvin collection on the last day of Paris Fashion Week as it’s always one of the most highly anticipated. “Lightness and color” were a couple of the inspirations for the season, and with a collection always deeply rooted in some of the most amazing fabrics around, Elbaz let loose a stream of fabulousness like merlot-colored nylon suits with no sleeves, a kelly green “blousy” coat made out of crepe, and navy and red regimental striped pants and shorts rendered in satin. The effortless contrast of formal (double-breasted suits and classic patterned neckwear) with active (sleeveless jackets, grosgrain visors, and kimono-like shirts) was genius and completely trend-right for a season all about juxtapositions. The quirky details for which Lanvin has always been known evolved to become mini bows as embellishments, high-waisted pants diminishing the power of the torso, and voluminous sleeves on a few outfits. Always one of the most realistically directional collections of the season, Lanvin never ceases to amaze.
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