fall prêt-à-porter, paris: lanvin

by Jeremy Danté

hats off to albert elbaz & the house of lanvin for presenting another sophisticated womenswear collection, this season, in paris. natasha poly opened the show as the collections palette made an entrance fully enveloped in black. dramatic design lines were seen on the coats that introduced this new collection & soon those dramatic lines became minimized as gold accents made their entrance. shots of red, brown & mauve were seen; staying true the elongated lines that were represented in the large brimmed hats & the cape/coat designs that were presented. boxed hand bags had a larger presence & more recognizably the collection, this season, was much more minimal with a cleaner, more sculptural aesthetic. chic halston-inspired silhouettes were seen as bold shots of orange & beautiful inner-workings of lace were seen. holding true to what clientele have clamored for in season’s past, dramatized necklines with voluminous shapes entered the runway as shoulders & skirts became larger than life in chic form. use of floral & polka dots were seen as the back end of the collection capitalized on the drama we’re used to from lanvin. yellow, soft pink, magenta & red were seen in the collections gowns near the close; allowing the collection to tackler more than just familiar style but something a little more fresh & almost unexpected. gloves, hats, floral head pieces & statement jewelry were all seen; overall contributing to the expected strong direction for the fall. i love the collection & admire the sequence of the show, as well as the gradual build of drama from first look to last. i expect an equally stunning campaign.

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