Wafting a mistral of Moroccan memories, Lanvin AW15 was an amalgamation of North African and European influences. Uniting past with modern, Alber Elbaz, creative director of the luxury house since 2001, wanted to tell a story “of urban style”.
The show commenced with several equestrian looks comprised of red striped trousers wrapped with tasseled belts, matched with white tops, navy jackets and gilets. The same motif was also expressed though fringed robe-coats and multiple-size symmetric and asymmetric skirts paired with black hats mimicking riding caps.
Then some hints of the 1970s were featured with skirts and tops adorned in snakeskin yokes paired with boots, small iconic Lanvin bags and gold delicate jewels. Lanvin girls will doubtlessly love the femme fatale look with the tassels, the navy blue cape, matched with the fringed skirt, the long leather gloves and the asymmetric hat covering the eyes adding mystery.
The romantic, dust pink, multilayered chiffon dress was followed up by bohemian chic looks with the goat hair outerwear were captivating. The last looks were embroidered in floral patchworked details and velvet fabrics.
Staying true to his words “Run away from laziness; work hard. Touch intuition and listen to the heart, not marketing directors. Dream.” Albert Elbaz created a intuitive and dreamy collection.
By Xenia Founta
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