Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lanvin wraps, drapes, bejewels and delights!

Creator: Alber Elbaz

Show: Spring Summer 2010 RTW (Women)

Date Held: Oct 2nd 2009

Place: Halle Freysinnet, 55, boulevard Vincent Auriol, Paris

Inspiration: new age minimalism, sculptures

Color Palette: black, pink, salmon, peach, vermilion, jungle green, orange, yellow, gold

Collection's Composition: pouf sleeved cocktail dresses, tuxedo styled LBDs with DJ lapels and bloused back either sheer or ruched forming a spine, delicate dresses comprising of sheer fabric wrapped over nude slips, softly draped leather dresses, pleated polyester jumpsuits asymmetrically falling over one shoulder, poncho style dresses, jumpsuits and cock dresses embellished with countless beads, crystals and sequins

Accessories: heavy necklaces, earrings and bracelets appearing vintage and plundered from a Pharaoh's tome, shoes in metal or crystal high heels buckled on or ornamented with thick gold anklets, clutches and hobos in python or soft leather

Pi├Ęces de r├ęsistance:
Way too many!

Philosophy Behind Collection: In what Elbaz termed as "new minimalism" the focus was more on new techniques of wrapping, tailoring and the use of innovative fabrics mostly man made that this could be the future of fashion. He realised his vision of minimalism by deliberately toning down the aesthetics of the collection which needs a closer inspection by a reasonably "fashion" conscious eye to appreciate the nuances of asymmetry, draping and embellishing embedded in his collection.

Targeted Buyers: "Real Women" - not too thin

High Points: JEWELLERY JEWELLERY JEWELLERY - worth a princess!

Low Points: Despite being Elbaz's finest collection till date, the clothes lacked a sense of aesthetics, these are not clothes that send you into a rapture at first glance, but rather pleases by their attention to detail!


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