Lanvin SS 2018
For his first Lanvin collection presented at the Grand Palais in Paris, Olivier Lapidus returns to the essence of the house, while projecting it into the 21st century.
Emerald green, cyclamen, ruby, nude, pale blue, black, white and gold were the fetish colours of Jeanne Lanvin. And the alphabet of its style - kimono sleeves, pagoda sleeves, flared or twisted, flat knots, geometric cut-outs, clovers, combinations, transparencies - is revisited here and there to create an ultra-contemporary and desirable.
Olivier Lapidus wanted to be inspired by all the figurative elements dear to the famous designer. Going even further. Even his name and initials, worked in Art Deco-inspired typography, became "LANVIN" and "JL" prints that dot the collection. This summer of 2018 will be, in Lanvin, that of lightness.
Subtly unbalanced dresses, bare shoulders, complexity games in cuts for silhouettes that seem to float in the air; trousers long, short and very flared. For materials: georgette and silk crepe, quilted cotton, super 120's wool, striped lamé and geometric lamé on base georgette for the touch of gold.
The accessories, new challenge of Olivier Lapidus, are beautifully present. Sunglasses, whose frames discreetly display the name Lanvin, a brand new line of bags, including a city bag that becomes a backpack, electric blue crocodile, shoes, notably boots with an open toe. But also of many jewels: necklaces, chokers, earrings, bracelets, in light gold or ruthenium, take motifs dear to Jeanne Lanvin (the daisy, the clover), or play on a design 30 years revisited.