Oh Lanvin, you have done it again! You have managed to throw in a kaleidoscope of colors and somehow come out with an incredibly stylish collection that only can be the masterpiece of a man like Alber Elbaz. The Lanvin resort 2016 collection is a line to die for and his tableaux vivants manner of presentation of his latest artistry and line-up proves his mettle in the world of pure fashion and style. Women’s clothing is forever evolving and this is one designer who can really keep with the times. With pictures as proof of the event showing off his works all over Instagram, Elbaz is once again the talk of the town. And boy do they talk a lot. Elbaz says “provocation is the way to exist” and we could not agree most. Though we can say what is existence is not necessarily living and provocation leads to really living a life worth living. As strange as it sounds, that makes both of us some rather interesting philosophers. What is real is always better than what is faked and that is exactly the message conveyed as women posed before Cyril Hatt’s fake paper cats, giraffes and even toilets.
For our resort wardrobe, if we take Elbaz’s word for it, it should be all about the colors and the prints, the accessories and the jewellery that are all out of this world. Bags can be big or small, maxi dresses can be scribbled with the Lanvin logo, while engineered stripes take over pretty mini dresses. It is a palette suited to the Saint Laurent brand, which is probably why we are drawn all the more to the sexiness that Lanvin is, now and forever. Black and white are keeping their track record and making it into the early 2016 months with ease it appears, Lanvin not being the only house to keep to the stark contrasts with such gusto. Ruffles and fringes that have been huge in 2015 also seem to translate well into the vacation-perfect line-up.
Shiny fabrics make the cut. Button-up skirts look incredible in purple especially. Greens in a few shades appear with gusto, while the reds help tone down the rest, as strange as it sounds. Big chunky jewellery is thrown over the necks, while it looks rather interesting with tassels on the ears. Total cowgirl looks, on the other hand, look great with the red versions of those ear pieces.
Suede and leather are most definitely the fabrics of choice, with the fringe trend really loved this time around for Lanvin. Single shoulder dresses, plunging necklines, wraparound style garments and prom queen sturdy dresses paired with bows and necklaces screaming love all over are interesting additions to Elbaz’s masterpieces of late. Layers, thick dark lipstick, wispy hair and prostitute looks without the garment giving in to that image keeps us thinking Yves Saint Laurent over and over again. There is something that totally screams street style and underground vibes about this collection and we can see it becoming a fast favourite for the youth.
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