5 March 2015
white, ivory, tan, goldenrod, orange, red, firebrick, navy, brown, dim grey, black, gold
colour block, pin stripes, stripes, ethnic, floral
silk, jersey, wool, velvet, brocade, leather, snake, fur, hair-on hide, tassels, fringe
long length flying jacket, tassel coat, velvet maxi dress, harness dress
wide brim hats, fur stoles, tassels, slouch boots, knee-high boots
Black and white movies of the female spy came to mind with the Lanvin show. The seductive female lead wearing a wide brimmed hat, temptingly covering one eye in a dusky street as she surveys the potential villain. All the more so exaggerated by the lustrous fabrics on display, feathers, fur and velvet, wrapped up in a tassel fit for the Palace of Versailles itself.
Floor skimming gowns were mixed with cropped fitted blazers, feminine floral prints mixed with pinstripe two pieces, each outfit hinting a mix of femininity and masculine power. Lanvin compiled a collection that modernized the mood of time gone by and threw in an unexpected twist of a nod to sportswear in the form of a double racer stripe.