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lanvin spring/summer 15

Continuing to build on the rock’n’roll-ish look Lanvin has been cultivating over the past two seasons, Ossendrijver and Alber Elbaz tackled ‘the undone’, with frayed edges and fringes and a ton of attitude.

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Cat Power’s Manhattan echoed in the great hall at Lanvin and set the tone for a collection tailored to a modern way of living. “Men don’t change every season,” Lucas Ossendrijver said after the show. “They’re kind of stubborn. They don’t buy a new look every season. What changes is lifestyle: the way you live. People used to have a driver and a car and a perfect suit. Nowadays they go with Uber or by bike or on the metro, and when you go by bike you wear your clothes differently. You wear the jacket, but maybe you wear it with a skinnier pant, you roll up the sleeves, or maybe you wear it with a leather blouson. There’s something more urban about it. And it’s really about that kind of need, that’s where newness comes from.”

Continuing to build on the somewhat rock’n’roll-ish Lanvin they’ve been cultivating over the past two seasons, Ossendrijver and Alber Elbaz tackled ‘the undone’. Frayed edges and fringes added a ton of attitude to the label’s trademark elegant coats and all-round sumptuous garments, while leather pieces completely blended in with each of those two poles. “What we do at this price point we really have to make sure it’s always elegant – that’s what people expect from us and what they pay for – so even if we take influences from sportswear we try to make it always elegant,” Lucas said, referring to a lightweight unstructured tailored jacket with a cotton toile back and the pyjama pieces he sent out towards the end.