Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lanvins spring 2012 collection

Alber Elbaz is staging the return of the power woman in his Spring 2012 collection.

She appeared at the end of his runway in a thunderclap of noise: shoulders, nipped-waist, and thigh-hugging pencil-skirt silhouetted in dramatic down-lighting. This vision of a no-nonsense Amazon of our times strode past, briefcase in hand and clad in dark tailoring with built-up shoulders, and a series of tight, sexy skirts (some slit at the sides); neat, short jackets; and pantsuits, some with the trousers ventilated with slashed seams, too. It’s hardly your regular corporate attire, but within that first section, Elbaz set out the season’s most in-depth exploration of go-to-work wear seen at any show so far. It can include dresses and skirts with blouses (in the back-buttoned form, which is beginning to do duty as a new kind of suit), draped hipster pants with jackets, and upgraded versions of sweatsuits. In any case, it was enough to give hope to women with an affinity for modern, minimal dressing that one designer, at least, is sparing a thought for their needs. 
Yet in a Lanvin show, there are always changes of gear. Never a one-note designer, Elbaz hasn’t yet abandoned the idea of the draped dress—it flew out fast and furious as sheer, tulle, pleated goddess dresses and twists of silk that have become a Lanvin signature. Then things became wonderfully weirder as the designer hit the part where he goes into overload on metallics and abstract embroidery.  This time, it involved prints of writhing pythons coiled over silk pants and matching blousons, the tops bristling with embellishment—all presented to the pumping sound of heavy rock ’n’ roll. Unusually for Lanvin, it all had a hard, almost slightly menacing, atmosphere about it, but that was cool and exciting, too. Women can’t live by pretty flowers alone.


the snake like detailing is genius! not to mention the blend of colours

ah! the purse, the purse, the purse!!!!! look at the blend of colours

this is definately my favourite piece

i love this sheer dress so much! the belt with the Eagle buckle that cinches the waist just makes it pop!

oh lord! i adore this outfit

Alber Elbaz
i became aware of Lanvin during the collabo with H&M two years back, its lovely as my love for H&M has opened my eyes to other fabulous designers. i did a post on Lanvin a few weeks back where i found some amazing dresses designed by Lanvin, i just had to share....
Emma Stone wore this beautiful dress by Lanvin for a W magazine event, and its from his Spring collection. also the dress she wore for Golden Globes was from Lanvin, she's a Lanvin girl, my type of girl. you can also view the dress on my blog.
this dress is exquisite!

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