Alber Elbaz presented his Lanvin Pre Fall 2015 collection at his Faubourg Saint-Honore studio where he transformed his space into a ‘grandma’s house’ Setting to give editors the comfort we’re lacking of in current days according to his view.
In the room decorated with well-worn velvet sofas, antique floral paintings, chunky ashtraps, a napping goldfish and a Persian cat, he intended to slow down the pace of the hectic fashion week to have a valuable time with his fellow men and women guests.
The clothes he showed had a similar intimacy. Sumptuous textures and generous proportions, loading of colorful crystal pendants or brooches and paired with men’s oxfords or knew-high boots, a short sheath in rose brocade under a gleaming metallic duffle finished with leopard-print loafers and bag, a long wrap skirt paired with tee shirt, all representing the notion of glam casual chic.
‘Mix’ is the key message, while the confidence to be comfortable, to be intimate is the quintessential elegance of Lanvin’s Pre Fall this year.