January 26, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Post Show Photo by Maya Choquet
Paris, France – The night before the show, Lanvin’s menswear designer Lucasz Ossendrijver and the house’s artistic director Alber Elbaz engaged in a conversation that took on a philosophical tone. “What is the purpose of clothes? Is life an accurate reflection or must everything now must be portrayed like a reality TV show?”
They asked themselves questions, but admit not having the answers to them.
That being said, Lanvin went forth with its new what it has conceived for Fall Winter 2015/16. This time we see a Lanvin man who is stylish but without being overly styled. He wears loosely cut trousers in black, grey, burgundy, aubergine, royal blue, etc. Some are worn with matching blazers. But the vast majority of them are worn with blazers of different colors, or coats. The result is the conquest of individuality instead of uniformity that comes with suits.
The knitwear is the preferred top with the collection. They receive their fair share of woven prints. But the true hot ticket for the collection is the wearing of large, half-sleeve T-shirt inspiration. Their addition brings to the collection an air of all comfort and style and against without overdone effort.
Among the most noticeable coats, we find large coats with a stiff movement. In fact some appear to be composed of neoprene and with a leather-finished. Many coats are double-faced in order to remove the need for an apparent lining.
As for accessories, Lanvin proposes gloves, bags, shoes and scarves and medium-sized belts in noticeable colors, which serve to break the looks apart.