Lanvin Fall-Winter 2013-2014 RTW Fashion Show
an ode to individual style and the strength of a personal interpretation, a festive celebration of the infinite facets of femininity and of the supremacy of a seductive nonchalance: that is what Alber Elbaz interprets on the catwalk, by designing a collection that is quintessentially Lanvin, that possesses all of the ingredients that have rendered it a favorite, adored by the press and the public – one of the rare talents who is able to build his stellar success by cultivating the delicate balance between art and commerce.
Pieces that are masterpieces in stylistic construction but that possess an irresistible charm that renders them desirable and wearable and that hold a cheerful spirit of elegant grace and optimism, an easy, intelligent, and sophisticated allure of a lively modernity
above-the-knee and knee-length
black, ivory, blush, fuchsia, sapphire
cashmere, tweed, lightweight wool, nappa, satin duchesse, silk charmeuse, organza, lace, fox
the classic components of the Lanvin style are revisited and affirmed, like a wardrobe built over time, where beloved and worn pieces are given new shapes that complete and renew the same style. Dresses are built with famous sculpted drapery with a more precise hand; skirts are full and fitted at the waist or stiffly pleated and they are accompanied by inside-out bustiers. Tweed suits are cut on the bias and take on a languid and sensual allure. Butterfly, rose, and beetle prints run through tops and slim pants in duchesse or they bloom on low-necked dresses with full-circle skirts. A triumph of diamond jewels, tiaras, and brooches add a glitz that expresses confidence and a sense of humor
shoes are flat, lace-up, and masculine, developed in a variety of fabrics, from patent leather to velvet; high-heeled pumps in leather, satin, or decorated with Swarovski crystals.
by Tiziana Cardini, via: http://www.vogue.it/en/