Runway News

LANVIN SPRING 2009

Thanks to designer Alber Elbaz, Lanvin has become synonymous with updated versions of traditional feminine luxury and this season was no different. Typically, he will revamp and bring forth a fairly surprising collection which still contains all the class and glamour we’ve come to expect from him. This season didn’t exactly bring us anything that we haven’t come to know and love – well, save for some animal prints and heavily embellished garments – but it did show us a collection which seemed to encompass most of what he’s been working at over the last few seasons with a few new twists.

In true Lanvin form, the color palette was not for the faint of heart. Literally brilliant tones in just about every color of the rainbow – from bright green to muted neutrals – made their way down the runway.

As always, he uses nothing but the most luxurious fabrics; not only aesthetically speaking, but these are the kind of materials you could slip into on your worst day and still manage to feel like a million bucks. His silhouettes are always daring, but not over the top – and do much to enhance and compliment the female form.

The accessories were full of glamour; most notably the heavy, bold necklaces which were bursting with color. The models carried chic clutches and small shoulder bags. The footwear provided the most notable change; after a few seasons of chunkier footwear, Elbaz switches it up and brings back the sleek pointy-toed stiletto, in a big way. While this collection may not have shocked anyone, it’s surely a collection that any true Lanvin girl would love to immerse herself in.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.