Collection spring/summer 2018
As Oliver Lapidus' debut as head designer at Lanvin, the spring/summer 2018 collection did not overwhelm with newness but instead kept things positively simple. The show started with a trail of all-black ensembles; barely-there dresses held by thin straps, sharp tuxedo tailoring and flowy chiffon gowns. The pitch-black veil was lifted with sudden bright colours, namely potent pinks and gutsy reds, followed by soothing azures. Retro patterns joined the stripped back fabrics in solid shades, clearly nodding to the logo fever of the early aughts. Leather wrap-around belts added an offhand sensibility to the evening allure of the dresses, while the open backs and deep cut V-necks felt utterly seductive.