At the entrance to Lanvin’s winter show, graffiti of red roses defined the play of contrasts that is Lanvin’s distinct menswear. Central to its dress code of offering modern dressing for men, Lanvin delivers luxurious attire that appeals to a cross section of gents. This season continued with the verve, as the driver behind the vision Lucas Ossendrijver continued his focus on technical sportswear fused with immaculate tailoring.
With the signature focus of fixing fabric, colour and silhouette, for winter Ossendrijver moved towards a seventies aesthetic with flared trousers which offered a harder and masculine stance. The super modern collection fused casual, technical and natural fabrics creating prestigious solutions for winter. Cable knits, puffa jackets, over coats and tailcoats were sported with attitude and worn with high-top and hiking boots. The silhouette was visualised wide at the shoulders and pinched in at the waist and promoted a tougher approach for Lanvin.
As the soundtrack’s ventured from live pianist Maxence Cyrin to techno music, it endorsed the idea that Ossendrijver’s success at Lanvin rests in his ability to juxtapose contrasting elements – the hard and soft, technical and classic, and traditional and new. This mix is inherent to the brand’s DNA, and it continues to be it’s winning coup.