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First look: Lanvin Cruise 2014/15

First look: Lanvin Cruise 2014/15

Alber Elbaz’s New York minute


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From day to night and uptown to downton, Lanvin’s Cruise 2014/15 collection, which was debuted in New York, has looks for every occasion and style of woman

"Fashion is not about perfection, fashion is about life. It is a factory of needs." stated Alber Elbaz at his Lanvin Cruise show yesterday, presenting us with a selection of options that are both equally elegant and effortless.

Lanvin — which is is marking its 125th anniversary this year — kept its trademark of luxurious fabrics and unique accessories however for this year's Cruise collection, a hint of masculinity came through, as the show started with looks that featured loose-fitted black pants and sleeveless tuxedo jackets.

With a faint nod to the Seventies and its glam-rock vibe, Mr. Elbaz created looks that were easy and 'cool', with plunging necklines, animal-printed mules and slim scarves with some tied at the neck with a fabric flower.

For evening looks, the designer embellished peasant-like blouses and long maxi dresses with rich abstract beading or delicate lace. Elbaz also experimented with technical fabrics, as he used a black taffeta to make a crisp and sculptural trench coat.  

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