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At Lanvin Headquarters

I have been waiting for a while to present you this.

During last fashion week in Paris, I was invited to the headquarters of Lanvin House, for a private view of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, after the fashion show. A huge fan of Alber Elbaz myself, I could never miss such an appointment.
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The gorgeous Lanvin silk fabrics looked absolutely amazing in the famous bright colors that the house uses, such as pomegranate pink and emerald green. Some high-tech additions, like the digital prints of naked female bodies that seem to move with you, creating the illusion of nudeness. Much less embroidery, apart from four or five pieces and some details on the dresses. Bodysuits: *swoon*. BUT. The greatest highlight of them all -maybe because I’m too much of a sharp-suit type myself: the tuxedos. Inspired by far east, Japanese tradition and origamis, Elbaz created the perfect, slightly deconstructed suit, with quiet bows and cropped jackets, some of them even sleeveless, combined with his popular it-piece: the silk shirt.

A down to earth collection, deprived of any trace of unnecessary extravaganza.

A post with the accessories of the collection to follow pretty soon.


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Soir by Viktor&Rolf

For Winter 2012 Viktor&Rolf present “Soir”, a capsule collection of five evening gowns, with emphasis on cinched-waists and details of lace and fringe.

“The Mary Dress”

An elegant floor-length dress in rich silk satin with draped sleeves and inserted hip bow detail.

Available in black, blush pink, burnt orange and deep emerald

 “The Victoria Dress”

Truly romantic and Victorian, a floor-length volants dress with an embellished crystal bow at neckline.

Available in dove grey, warm burgundy and black.

“The Anna Dress”

A provocative couture dress in a two-tone colour palette – emerald green/black, burgundy/black.

With a bodice composed of georgette and fine tulle and detailed with modern fringe and ruffle embellishments.

“The Catherine Dress”

A sophisticated floor-length evening dress in plush velvet with Victorian high collar, cinched-waist and feminine ruffled sleeve.

In velvet available in blush pink, warm emerald or black; and in silk satin two-tone rose print, available in warm burgundy/black and dove grey/black.

“The Elizabeth Dress”

Playful yet chic – this floor-length crepe silk dress is embellished with bow drape detail from décolletage down.

Available in warm burgundy, dove grey and black.