Olivier Lapidus in the saddle for Fall 2018
The founder of the house Jeanne Lanvin used to forge bonds with the artists of her time; in the same manner the current creative director Olivier Lapidus chose to draw inspiration from relevant artistic connections for his second collection chez Lanvin.
As he is passionate about new technologies (he holds more than 11 patents for innovative products. As an example: fabrics with fiber optics), it is not a strange thing that he found inspiration in Krista Kim, the founder of Techism, a movement that blends art with technology. LED lights permeate her digital images, that are applied on the Lanvin pieces of Fall/Winter 2018 collection.
The colour palette ranges from contrasting colour blocks to gradient chromatic tones, creating a shimmering effect on the heavy silk surfaces of coats and geometric-cut dresses.
Refined evening gowns are realized with a developed silk, allowing the fabrics to be pleated and draped to generate both lightweight and structured volumes.
“This woman is more fashion conscious than fashion victim”, he explained, highlighting his will to confer quality to his creations, when the world is so much focused on Internet disposable fashion. Defined “the Michael Kors of France”, the new creative director enlisted the savoir faire within the house to conceive beautifully constructed shapes. Beside ribbed fine-knitted turtlenecks and high-waisted trousers, he also conferred a utility-touch to the collection adding a zipped iPad compartment in the back of leather jackets, while bag straps and belts are provided with removable smartphone pouches.
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