In the ornate surroundings of the Salle Wagram Lanvin persuaded a Sunday morning crowd that the label, designed by Lucas Ossendrijver, still has the ability to define highly desirable modern menswear . In recent seasons Lanvin has become the fashion industries favourite label for its unique fusion of formal and casual wear and its radical mix of technical and luxurious fabrics. The collection began with a harder edge as black tailoring produced sharp sleeveless jackets, slim trousers and were accessoried with black leather gloves and sun visors. Models sported pencil moustaches and it seemed Lanvin was signaling a new futuristic direction. Thankfully colour and the distinctive mixing of sumptuous fabrics infiltrated the collection as signature muted hues of burgundy, earthy brown and bottled green returned Lanvin to familiar terrority. Long coats were worn over satin shorts, double breasted jackets were cut short as the aesthetic although soft was slimmer than usual. Lanvin's menswear is pricey, but its dedicated followers are always willing to pay for the brands highly regarded and contemporary menswear.
Models sported pencil moustaches and it seemed Lanvin was signaling a new futuristic direction.