First look: Lanvin Cruise 2016
A little dose of excess
"Today you have to design for all markets," were Alber Elbaz's opening remarks on his Lanvin Cruise 2016 collection, which demonstrated a universality. The Paris shot look-book shows an inclusiveness, with a mixture of luxe and affordable fabrics making the collection, Elbaz is shooting for the illusive sweet-spot of pleasing everybody, and he seems to be on track.
Referencing his global travels and meeting of the Lanvin women around the world, who attend cocktail parties: "They are independent women in a maximalist mode, not minimalistic," he said, and one can't help but think his recent visit to Dubai must have been partly on his mind. This idea informed what he called "little" indulgences, such as the vibrant colours, used mostly in the day looks.
Infusing a retro vibe into the lineup, there were harks of sixties glamour by way of high hemlines on short jersey dresses and bold stripes, whilst the seventies also infused into the mix with simple uses of suede and fringed leather.
Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...