Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lanvin Fall - Winter 2012/2013

Lanvin Fall - Winter 2012/2013

Time flies so fast. Days, months, years go by without further enlightenment when they're going to stop. For most  people, getting a chance to have one more day co live is a gift, a big gift, while for others it can be the worst nightmare ever in their life. And obviously the miserable option was not Alber Elbaz's. After a decade being the humble-kindhearted Einstein behind the power house Lanvin, t's not exaggerated if he wanted to celebrate his entity in the fashion house with his friends (from Lily Donaldson to Karlie Kloss  took part of the celebration- during Paris Fashion Week.

The festivity was a reminder of Mr. Elbaz's ups and downs, cacophonous critique and sweet-talk that has hbeen his best friend along his long journey -from getting fired from Yves Saint Laurent to finally recruited by Madame Wang to handle Lanvin with his own vision- to make his amazing dreams of creatiing beautiful and modern woman came true. And yesterday with a big smile in his face and low-profile persona, he flourishingly put his topmost adequacy to make his celebration fizzle in everybody's remembrance.

This collection was like a free tour to the Lanvin archives. He opened the show with a parade of vivid color neoprene sheath dresses -from long-sleeve, peplum to the swirling ruffle detail on the neck- undoubtedly gave women a feminine and flattering silhouette without losing the house's signature. Then the celebration altered to opaque palette, soon as Frida Gustavsson came out in midnight blue neoprene belted wrap dress paired with matching boa clinging on her shoulder the vibe changed to be darker and more mysterious  - just like what happened at most of Milan's shows- followed by deep plunge dress with a black tiger-head buckled macramé leather belt reminds me of the tough Xena, perhaps it was a symbol of Elbaz's enacity that brought Lanvin back to its heyday again afterr a pretty long hiatus until Elbaz took the crown.

As the show progress, Elbaz continued to pay his homage to the oldest fashion house in the world. He took us for a short trip to see what he has done for the house for the past decade. An array of ultrafeminine drape dresses successfully steal the spectators' attention. It reminds me of his 2010's fall collection that he smartly gave a touch of volume and extra layer to give the young and fun mood, just like his fantasy girl he's always dreamt of. But his role as the birthday boy didn't stop there and as we know that Lanvin showis never one-note. There was an interesting element after a parade of of iridescent printed dress strolling down the runway. Yes, the boa was something we rarely seen from Lanvin and he paired it with the matching color dress and big gemstone necklace. It's always been interesting to see when a designer make an out of context   part of a show to make the attendees questioning what is going to come out next and Elbaz successfully did it in his on way. Towards the end, the giant rhinestone that we have seen before as necklace and obi now encrusted to the dress, giving the Lanvin girls a-rich-girl attitude but in a classy way. They were all in a balance proportion for an eveningwear.

All in all, it was an appropriate collection to celebrate a designer's work for his first ten tyears. Ten years is quiet a long time for a designer to serve his fatherland and for some designers, perhaps it's the best time to move on to the next level. What about Elbaz? The answer might lie on the song he sang at the closure; "Que Sera Sera, Whatever Will Be.. Will Be.. " For whatever he will do tomorrow,  next season, next year or next decade, but for now there are only two words we shall say to him. Thank You.

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FAIZA said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Lanvin & Alber Elbaz! Found your fabulous blog through an IFB group we share. I'm now your newest follower on both GFC & Bloglovin...;)

Faiza xo

Mik said... Best Blogger Tips

The first H&M colloboration I ever bought was Lanvin x H&M. I just love Alber. He's so playful and fun. If there was ever a show I'd have wanted to attend, this would've been it!


Ricci-loveherlook said... Best Blogger Tips

These collection are absolutly beautiful...we want them all!x

Squared said... Best Blogger Tips

These are all amazing dresses.
Yes, you should try making the shorts! They're pretty pretty cool!
I'm your newest follower. Hope you follo back <3

The Fashion Moodboard said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful colors! I love them all! :)


Molly said... Best Blogger Tips

Fab colours!!! found u on ifb, am following ur delightful blog, can u follow back?

Sunny & Star said... Best Blogger Tips

Love these dresses. The colors of the Lanvin dresses is fabulous.

Dora said... Best Blogger Tips

The blue dress is my favorite :) I love this kind of simple, beautiful design.I found your lovely blog in my IFB group and I am now following :)Stop by and follow back if you like what you see.

josephina said... Best Blogger Tips

Found your blog via IFB. It looks great! Now following you...

Karina Dinda R. said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for following me, follow you back already ^^

Karina Dinda R. ♥

Bella said... Best Blogger Tips

So inspiring! These collection are absolutly beautiful! :)

Lilli said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow wow wow! Totally love everything! Thanks for stopping by, you too have a nice weekend!:)

Mitha Komala said... Best Blogger Tips

omg awesome collectionsss~ drooling over the yellow dress and all black dresses. those patterns are amazing <333 I love your blog, all contents are amazing <3

follow me if you love to, and i’ll follow you back :)

Jaspe H. said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything is sooo pretty ! Love it !

Thank you for your lovely comment, hope you had a nice weekend aswell?

Karola said... Best Blogger Tips

hello there!
thank you for visiting my blog - it is great to discover yours!
I'm your newest follower! :)

thank you for your comment! it means a lot!


rolala said... Best Blogger Tips

Alber Elbaz sure marks his 10th year with Lanvin with a stellar collection! I love the trip through the Lanvin archives.

rolala loves

METROX LOVES YOU the blog. said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, great post as always! Love your inspiration board from Lanvin on this post! Love it love it love it!! Hope you could drop by again for our first giveaway tomorrow! And perhaps follow us back? ;)

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June said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for your comment on my blog! This is a wonderful post! I wish I could wear something so glamorous in India.. Would you like to follow each other?

Plami said... Best Blogger Tips

The collection is stunning! Alber Elbaz is one of the greatest designers ever born!


Ivana said... Best Blogger Tips

Mr. Elbaz didn´t disappoint, as usual. This is such a beautiful collection, love every single piece!
And thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my Friday´s post, it really means a lot to me!

Have a wonderful week!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

PAPS said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow these are just gorgeous. Do you like to follow each other? Let me know will follow you right back.

stringsandbuttons said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the boldly colored dresses! Gorgeous! x

Aurelia (A Pretty Life) said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful collection, love most of them, Great post. I am following your blog pls visit mine, I hope you will follow back

famoody said... Best Blogger Tips

love your blog:)Maybe we can follow each other?


designer clothes for less said... Best Blogger Tips

One thing I like about Elbaz's collection is how well he mix n match colors. Especially the use of black.

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