November 10, 2015
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Lanvin
Paris, France – At Lanvin this season, the divine and feminine are paired with masculine sharpness. Together they form a dance in the enchanting work of artistic director Alber Elbaz for the new Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
The gender identities blend together in the new collection. Exaggerated bows, pleats, ruffles, puffy sleeves and sensual draping for which the house is known are present and create the artistic coquette woman archetype. The androgynous touch is created by high-waisted slim pants, classical English jackets, boxy vests, wide legged pants and tailored shirts.
Other signature marks include fluid lines, asymmetry, decorative sequins, lace, multicolored and richly patterned pieces. Mix and matching colors, lengths, patterns and structures the sets get complex and wild. The dresses come in various lengths and feature the trendy elongated shirt-dresses. The shapes are vertical or A-line. One can find everyday daywear in the collection and striking options for night-time. The colors palette is white, black, fuchsia, red, purple, green and blue.
To give the finish touch the accessories include pump shoes, ballet flats, edgy boots, geometric bags, clutches, thin belts, chokers, big bracelets and crystal brooches. Much stuff is shown at once, but as a whole it has a sense. Creating an ideal of an alluring woman who’s build to sparkle. Alber Elbaz did his best to make a strong statement for 2016.