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blog | 19.05.2016

Alber Elbaz's final flourish at Lanvin


19 May 2016
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ALBER ELBAZ’S FINAL artistic FLOURISH iS A FITTING END TO A STELLAR 14 YEAR TENURE THAT SAW PARIS’ OLDEST COUTURE HOUSE STILL IN OPERATION TRANSFORMED INTO A DECADENT READY-TO-WEAR MECCA. ELBAZ’S FINALE CELEBRATES THE WOMEN HE DESIGNS FOR AND THE MYRIAD DEMANDS ON THE WAY THEY DRESS THROUGH A WEARABLE, EFFUSIVE COLLECTION.

ELBAZ’S LAST COLLECTION AT LANVIN PROVIDES AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING WARDROBE FROM FLUID TAILORING TO GAUDY, PRINTED DAYWEAR AND EVENINGWEAR EXECUTED WITH TRANSCENDENT DESIRABILITY.

LANVIN’S SPRING SUMMER 16 EXAMINES THE BINARY OPPOSITIONS OF THE REAL VS THE SURREAL THROUGH THE LENS OF ARTIFICE VS ART. ALBER ELBAZ’S CREATIONS ARE BOLD WORKS OF ART, PAINTING-LIKE IN THEIR CRAFTSMANSHIP, LOOK AND FEEL AND EMBELLISHED WITH DELICATE TECHNICAL PROWESS. GARISH AND SURREAL, THE STRIKING GRAPHIC PRINTS FOUND ON SKIRTS AND JACKETS EVOKE a COLLISION OF ART AND HIGH FASHION, ALIVE WITH POWERFUL SOUVENIR IMAGERY.

A CELEBRATORY SWAN SONG, THE FINGERPRINTS OF ELBAZ’S FORMATIVE TIME AT LANVIN ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE SS16 COLLECTION. BOWS EMBELLISH THE WAISTLINES OF SKIRTS, FLOWING TAILORING SCULPTS A COLLECTION OF PERFECTLY EXECUTED SUITING AND DRAPING AND RUFFLES PROVIDE EXQUISITE TEXTURE.

A SALIENT EXAMPLE OF ELBAZ’S SIGNATURE DESIGN, THIS BLACK DRESS FEATURES THE DRAPE AND RUFFLES THAT HAVE HELPed MAKE THE MAISON A MODERN POWERHOUSE. THIS DAY-TO-NIGHT PIECE IS LOVINGLY CRAFTED, A PARTING GIFT FROM ALBER THAT CELEBRATES HIS ERA THROUGH BALLOON SLEEVES AND UNDULATING MOVEMENT THAT GIVES THE PIECE A BRILLIANT FEMININITY.

LED BY THE NEW JIJI BAG, CREATED IN HONOUR OF LABEL FOUNDER JEANNE LANVIN, THE GLAMOROUS COLLECTION OF ACCESSORIES BY LANVIN ECHOES THE MODERNITY OF THE READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION. THROUGH TURQUOISE LEOPARD PRINTED HEELS AND COLOUR SPLASH VERSIONS OF THE SUGAR BAG, LANVIN PROVIDES THE PERFECT FINISHING PIECES FOR EVERYDAY STATEMENT WEAR, A COMPLIMENT TO THE UNCOMPROMISING GLAMOUR OF THE JIJI BAG.

A CORNERSTONE OF LANVIN’S MODERN COLLECTIONS, TAILORING IS A MAJOR FOCUS OF SPRING SUMMER 2016. FLUID, MASTERFUL AND SOFT, THE CONSTRUCTION OF LANVIN’S SUITING CREATES A FLATTERING SILHOUETTE THAT IS DISTINCT AND FEMININE. THE INCLUSION OF LINES OF UNFINISHED BASTING STITCHES ON SKIRTS AND BLAZERS PRESENTS A PALPABLE NOD BY ELBAZ TO THE FUTURE OF THE LANVIN MAISON, SERVING AS A REMINDER OF THE GREAT WORKS IN PROGRESS.