Yay! I was invited for a sneak preview at the H&M showroom for the Lanvin x H&M collaboration! What can I say? I totally adored all the pieces of the collection. So feminine and girly at the same time. So dressy and yet simple. I loved all the accessories as well, especially the red necklace with the matching earrings. What I loved most of all though, were the amazing illustrations featured in the collection by Lanvin’s artistic director, Alber Elbaz! His work totally clicked with me! I will soon do a little research on his artistic “oeuvre” and share it with you! In the meantime here’s my Lanvin collection special peaks, H&M’s official press release, as well as a Lanvin for H&M Fall Winter 2010/2011 Full Fashion Show Video!
LANVIN FOR H&M – A COLLECTION FULL OF MODERN AND PLAYFUL CLASSICS
When Lanvin’s exclusive collection for H&M arrives in store on November 20th, the absolute essence of Lanvin will be available in around 200 stores worldwide. With separate collections of womenswear and menswear, Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, has created clothing of extraordinary ambition for H&M, bringing the codes of the house that make every single piece unmistakably the work of Lanvin. For women, there are dresses of breathtaking cut and exuberant color, as well as pieces imbued with Parisian glamour and accessories with playful joie de vivre. For men, it’s a whole new wardrobe of covetable updated classics, with tuxedos made for daywear paired with jogging pants for a whole new sporting twist.
Each dress in the Lanvin for H&M women’s collection is of such unique design that it has to be studied on its own. Lanvin clashes a riot of oversize floral prints in a minidress where the verve of the pattern is matched in its cut and draping. A one-shoulder dress in purple or hot pink has a puffed sleeve of unbelievable lightness, while a silk dress in navy or purple has ruffle sleeves, an unfinished neckline and the all-important grosgrain ribbon at the waist. Meanwhile, a ballerina dress has three tiers and layer upon layer of extravagant red tulle.
To throw over any dress` there’s the perfect black tuxedo jacket or a black silk-satin evening coat with raw edges and a faux-fur collar. A faux-fur jacket takes on cardigan shape with dark trim, a faux-fur vest has delicious grosgrain ties, and then there’s the incredible full faux-fur double-breasted coat. There are three styles of embellished T-shirts, such as the drawing of three Lanvin girls, their dresses picked out in cloth, or the close-up drawing of a face with eyelashes of stand-out sequins. The playfulness continues in the accessories: shoes with bejeweled heels and ribbon ties, embellished bags, gloves, sunglasses, and necklaces created as if by a child playing in mother’s jewelry box.