Lanvin - spring 2013

Tailored glitz for Alber Elbaz's 10th anniversary show

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28 September 2012

Lanvin spring/summer 2013 takes a new direction for summer with a collection full of dark, structured pieces focused on tailoring and glitz, Alber Elbaz’s way of giving women a direct route to stardom. “The whole world has become like one exhibitionist place. Every woman I know wants to look like a star,” explained Elbaz about his spring/summer collection.



By creating several options of the same silhouette, this collection by Lanvin definitely has that perfect LBD, as well as a LBPS (little black pants suit) and several other members of the little black family. Using futuristic fabrics, such as neoprene, and pairing swimsuits with satin trousers or a skirt, the collection, despite being monochromatic, was eclectic.




For the finale to this beautifully dark and chic collection, Elbaz brought some light to the runway with a series of jewel tone dresses. No matter what colors or patterns he sent down the runway, to Elbaz, design means finding out “how to take a piece of flat fabric and give it shape. You do it with darts, you do it with volume, you do it with drape. That, for me, is the work of design.”

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