Alber Elbaz once claimed that comfort was the starting point to beauty and elegance; he proved it right again with the latest Lanvin Fall/Winter 2015 show held in the Palais Galliera in Paris.
Thanks to the sleeveless jackets, sporty-like evening dresses and deep v-lines he designed, Elbaz emphasised on releasing the feminine wardrobe from any restrictions.
A Casablanca-born designer, Elbaz often drew inspiration from Mahgreb landscapes, sub-Saharan reflections and oriental resonances. Model Mica Arganaraz, in her Berber ensemble crossed the catwalk along with Lexi Boling, channelling her inner sensual woman in a sensational fringed red coat. Jing Wen, in an alter-ego black version, was the halfway combination of the Parisian chic woman and the audacious adventurer running through the world.
In a brave, powerful and slightly vagabond way, Elbaz pushed his Lanvin’s Fall/Winter collection to its paroxysm whilst providing strong black and red ensembles, long cocoa dresses and navy blue silk skirts. A plain and refined beige colour reigned dominantly over the overall Fall/Winter 2015 collection whilst models crossed the catwalk, draped in light outfits and hints of Eastern gold.
But if you thought Lanvin’s Fall/Winter 2015 offering was all about purity, think again. For after the show, Elbaz disclosed: “perfection always scares me”, we now understand the combination of leather, goat hair and tassels as the mixture of human emotions.