Mixing feminine and masculine textures and shapes is also integral to Lanvin, and Ossendrijver again played with the two opposites.
Lanvin designer Lucas Ossendrijver realised another accomplished collection for autumn winter 2010. Without breaking any rules or changing his menswear direction, the designer continued with the brands accomplised aesthetic - one that depends on beautiful fabrics cut in relaxed shapes and saturated in rich, but subdued hues. Mixing feminine and masculine textures and shapes is also integral to Lanvin, and Ossendrijver again played with the two opposites. Protection was a key theme, as over sized extra long coats and sweaters cocooned the models who wore slim suits underneath. Military influences were strong as rucksacks and utilitarian garments looked ready to battle the elements. Wide leather belts, cinched suits in at the waist and draped layers added the contrasting feminie touch, that classifies Lanvin's menswear. Signature colour combinations including navy and brown ensured the collection would appeal to Lanvin's current fans - of which there were many at the show, including menswear show patron Kanye West and fellow artist Pharrell Williams.