Elegant, graceful, chic… Without the Lanvin spring/summer 2015 collection Paris Fashion Week spring 2015 could be so boring and lifeless! Alber Elbaz presented dark elegance and romance for Lanvin’s 125th anniversary this year, marking a century and a quarter of a high fashion that shapes trends, tastes and personalities. It was BEAUTIFUL, remarkable… Words can’t define all the refinement and timeless chic the newest Lanvin spring 2015 collection comes imbued with. It only deserves admiration and millions of “wows”! Even the most capricious fashionisers are sure to fall in love with every single piece demonstrated in this collection, and with every tiny detail that has Lanvin imprinted all over.
The Lanvin spring/summer 2015 collection kicked off with a minimalist and simplistic style, one that we all love in fashion. There we saw monochrome straight floor-length dresses with modest side slits and such design elements, as one-shoulders, pins, oversized lacing applied to the long sleeves or stand-out belts putting the focus on the slim waistlines of the models. The colors varied from sassy blue and black to crisp white.
After this elegance, the lengths got shorter and we also started to see perfectly tailored classy trousers cut at different lengths and using different shapes and styles. Still the overall color palette and the monochrome feel were still kept in the same mood. Some of the short dresses were body-hugging, while ones were loose and came with side slits, however they all looked equally charming and classy. The following pants and straight skirts were matched with perfectly structured tuxedo jackets put in different shades (we certainly mean the same dark palette of black and blue, and some creams and whites and nothing else) and shapes, this way targeting various tastes and preferences.
With the development of the show we saw stunning illustrations of silk, used for designing slips-style dresses in various lengths, which still looked Lanvin-like chic and luxurious. The color palette also started to develop also bringing dark purple and burnt orange tones. A beautiful technique of draping, slits and cuts gave so much grace to those monochrome designs.
If you think it is all, remember about the number “125” and you’ll see the big diversity of intricate lace designs, each of which looked like a big masterpiece. Those were gorgeous color-blocked (meaning black and dark blue), patched and cut mini dresses, which were first straight and then started to take the full skirt forms too, being ideal cocktail attire options. Gradually, the designer injected some doses of patterns and shimmer into the collection, making it more special occasion worthy and exclusive.
Opulent jacquard materials were also used to emphasize the exquisite style and glamour of the famous French fashion house. The finale was as dramatic as the beginning, yet it was more drenched in shimmer, organza, imaginative patterns and curious color shades, ditching monochrome looks and simple straight lines.
All the looks demonstrated were complemented with peep-toe classy pumps, and some also featured lovely small clutches and classy bags. The models’ hair was sleek and the makeup was equally elegant, this way placing the entire focus on the meticulous designs that took our breath away.
The Lanvin spring/summer 2015 collection show is definitely one to be remembered and talked about long. It was marking the anniversary of the fashion house, at the same time adding another vibrant page to the impressive history of Lanvin!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK