Paris Fashion Week: Lanvin AW14

Paris Fashion Lanvin

This season’s Lanvin show was fabulous, fancy and all about the feathers and fringing.

Taking place in the magnificent setting of the Musée de Beaux Arts (that’s the museum of fine arts to you and me) and with the dapper-looking Rihanna, dressed in wool pants with lace-up brogues and a rain hat sat on the FROW, Lanvin pulled out all the stops.

The collection had an elegant, but dark and mysterious, feel with designs in moody shades of black, stormy grey and navy. Prints were simple, well-executed and monochromatic – think elaborate damask patterns and neat houndstooth.

Textured looks were a key theme seen in the designs. Down the dimly lit, slightly eerie, catwalk came butter-soft leather, plush furs, smooth silks and bumpy knits.

The tactile appeal continued with elaborately fringed pieces. And when we say fringing we’re talking fringing EVERYWHERE. From full fringe covered coats and dresses, to fringe hanging from necklines, lapels and hems. Silky-soft furs, in pale beige and snow white, added a softer edge to the collection.

Pleats and peplums were the chosen silhouettes. Leather dresses were pleated from top to bottom and full jackets were cinched in at the waist into an immaculate peplum.

A romantic and feminine twist was adding with intricate embroidery of glistening beads and pretty pearls sewn along seams.

The collections enigmatic vibe was significant throughout, from the dusky colour scheme right through to the smokey eye make-up and black feather-topped hats that cast a shadow on the model’s faces.

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