White, black and blue
Founded in Paris in 1889, Lanvin is synonymous with French class and femininity. Famous for its elegant clothes, refined ballerinas, bags and accessories for women, it also offers a wide range of flowy dresses and elegant drapes. Bouchra Jarrar – in her debut as a creative director at Lanvin’s – investigates the concept of sensuality and intimacy for this spring-summer 2018 collection. The designer reinterprets the Maison’s heritage in the light of a personal vision that combines masculine elements with feminine details. The collection is now the starting point for a very personal interpretation dedicated to modern women, with a series of garments that cover and unveil the body. Tuxedo shirts are worn with wallet skirts; long shirt dresses are worn with masculine trousers and tailored jackets; coats come in rustling silk, while gipsy skirts are combined with small leather jackets, for a perfect collection made of precious pieces to mix and match as you please.
Lanvin uses primary and bright colours on leather, organza, crocodile skin, lace, fur, silk, jersey, cotton, chiffon, feathers and metal mesh. The large shirts are worn with masculine trousers and tailored jackets. Dresses are long and fluid or straight and short. The skirts are long, pleated mid-length and tubular. Accessories chime with elegance and femininity, with slippers covered with jais and sandals coming with high heels. Leather bags are so small you can wear them on your wrist, while bracelets with fringes and crystals embellish dresses with simple lines. Spring at Lanvin’s comes under the banner of a new, contemporary minimalism.