Saturday, 9 February 2008
The French men’s fashion scene is unconquered territory. When Hedi was with DH he was close to getting crowned the king until he and DH decided to part ways, leaving Napoleons throne unattended.
Lanvin is slowly winning the people’s heart and with their latest collection they have made me fall to my knees bowing in the presence of greatness. Their fashion shows and collections might not be as theatrical as Kris Van Asche’s latest work for DH, but what they have created this time has been executed with top level articulation and confidence. If they had to redo this AW08 collection I don’t think that they would have done it in a different way. Unlike a few other brands Lanvin design with in style that expresses their assurance over their identity and principles.
Never before has funeral wear looked so sparkling. Claiming that the entire colour spectrum has been covered would be a lie, but despite the primary usage of black there is no lack in personality here. Every outfit shines with a polar star on it and overall Lanvin are doing a good job strengthening their brand image.
Shoes with wide soles.
Trousers with sweater cuffs.
I won’t be able to afford anything from this collection.
Grade: 5/5 Spot on and probably the best I've from any designer ever. Simply the Concordé of fashion this season. Viva la Lanvin!