Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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DARKNESS TO LIGHT
Paris: With a weeping willow and creeping fog in the background, the first set of models walked the Lanvin runway in witchy wide-brimmed hats and structured clothing accented with gold metal trim. The mood was mysterious and sober, but the new experiments in precision and severity worked. As the show progressed, fabrics grew softer and lighter, a moody black and white floral print emerged, and designer Alber Elbaz’s signature draping gradually began to appear. By the finale it was all ebullient tones and playful volume, a progression from darkness to light and a demonstration of the designer’s seemingly limitless range and talent.
Color: Black / Camel / Chocolate brown / White & cream / Lipstick red / Burgundy / Peachy-pink
Key Items: Boxy skirt suits / Camel cape / Voluminous dresses
Materials: Gazar / Spongy wools / Airy silks / Crushed fur / Organza
Print + Pattern: Black and white florals / Polka dots
Details + Trim: Gold metal trim / Draping & gathering / Voluminous collars / Gold buttons / Jewel and gold appliqués
Accessories + Footwear: Wide-brimmed hats / Statement necklaces / Jeweled cuffs / Flower hair accessories / Opera length gloves / Boxy bags / Loafers / Snakeskin booties / Ankle strap pumps / T-strap pumps / Knee-high boots / Platform sandals / Mary Janes
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