Lanvin’s come to us with a rather intriguing wedding dress line: Lanvin Blanche 2015 bridal collection. No gowns, no drop waists, no fit and flares… simply interesting dresses that keep us wondering who would wear such casual wear to their special day. Of course, there are always those who would rather go unconventional, throw in some color and really get rid of the pouf. There are dress shows on television, which show off a bride’s need for something more, something different, uniquely personal to her own personality. There are magazines, which cater to the ladies who prefer to take on their weddings with a twist. Lanvin loves these women and seems to prepare its designs accordingly.
“The most glamorous brides wear Lanvin” it appears. Or at least that is what the fashion lovers state. Perhaps they do, perhaps they do not. The fashion house’s new collection of wedding dresses are called Lanvin Blanche (“blanche” meaning “white” in French) and feature 8 different designs, each stated to be more glamorous than the last. Truthfully speaking, we do not find this to be so, but each woman has her own taste and perhaps there are those who do. In over 100 years they have made many pieces for weddings, of precious fabrics and lovely proportions with the most sophisticated of brides. They are made for the modern woman, the one who doesn’t need to feel like a princess from the history books but one who is comfortable in her own skin, feeling every day like a queen, even in the drabbest of clothes. These are the dresses for the lady in white, in red and black, the one who sees the world as is reality. We are seeing haute couture meet wedding style here, which comes in long hems and shorter ones, in Chantilly lace and washed silk satin, and that come in black ebony decorations and pure snow white skirts.
The collection includes handbags and shoes to match the dresses, one of which is shorter, above the knees, halter and cut outs around the shoulders. We see longer dresses with slits up the side, frills around the plunge in the back, a ribbon on the shoulders and short sleeves. Black Chantilly lace comes in handy in making interesting black and white wedding dress combinations with high necklines and thick straps. Lace falling to the floor that plays peekaboo with the skin underneath, the limbs barely peeking through, straps lacking and black ribbons around the neck. Silk and satin work well together, the lace version keeping to the more traditional lovers, while the styles in general rather have a flapper feel. For the more daring of the ladies, there is the mini dress with the spaghetti straps and the pearl collar with the black ribbons, bringing lace to a whole new level and Moulin Rouge to the wedding ceremony. Long and short, daring and conservative, everything combined, we see Lanvin giving us a bridal collection not seen elsewhere. It is most certainly a line-up for a rather specific type of bridal taste.
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