Lanvin’s Autumn 18’ collection, wakes up winter and gives new radiance to “urban evenings”, taking inspiration from the connected energy of today’s women.
As a tribute to neo-modernity, “digital art” by artist Krista Kim, enters the world of this ultra-contemporary wardrobe. The artist’s work, re-visited by Olivier Lapidus, on several pieces in the collection- folds, prints or accessories are a magnificent ode to colour. Dark hues suddenly become radiant, pinks turn to greens and then blues in shading of rare intensity, as if from a world as yet unknown.
Silk and organza, wool and cashmere, fabrics are an avalanche of softness, emphasizing contrast with the designer’s avant-garde approach. In amazing combinations, the designer places the roughness of street-wear alongside the timeless elegance of evening wear, confronting the fluidity of long dresses with big volume knitwear and oversized down jackets.
There’s a hint of well-controlled craziness in this collection with its sprinkling of technoid effects, which calls for an unusual creative mix. Mid-way between the delicate, legendary art of couture workshops and the desire for modernity, the Lanvin AW 18/19 woman is cosmopolitan, chic and nomadic.