Friday, 1 March 2013

glamorous gardening couture

What have roses, butterflies and cockchafers in
common apart from living outdoors? Factually, they
are quite busy discovering the perks of being
featured in a cheeky upscale fashion collection
which is quintessentially Lanvin.

Acclaimed designer Alber Elbaz unveiled Lanvin's
AW 2013-14 collection in Paris showing glamorous
looks with a youthful, relaxed mood subtly recreating
the flavor of the 80s with playfulness and confidence.
Perfectly tailored outfits that look wearable in their
elegant grace, blithe and sophisticated: fit-and-flare
dresses, tweed tailleurs, fifties-like cocktail dresses
with full and godet skirts and the brand's 
signature sculpted drapings.

Crepe, silky jersey, cashmere, velvet, organza and
taffeta provide the canvas for outstanding prints with
large-scale roses and butterflies while jeweled winged
insects, floral appliqués and thick gold chains often
with dangling letters and pearl slogan pendants
emblazoned with words like ”hot”, ”cool”, ”love” or
”help” (or heart-shaped with a big YOU), emphasize the
carefree character of the 'gardening couture' collection.

I dare say that Elbaz marks a change of pace foreseeing
the metamorphosis of Lanvin's worldly-wise woman while
keeping up the maison's traditional style with a new twist
while showing the time-honored expertise of French ateliers.
C'est Lanvin, après tout!

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