The atmosphere at Lanvin was convivial and relaxed as ever. It’s one of the only shows that you can rely on for pastries and coffees before the action, and one of the only shows where people sit and talk to each other.
The opening exit was prefaced by a puff of soft smoke to announce the boys, who seemed to effortlessly glide through the space. This season, the silhouette was softer than usual with a loosening up of the form. Add to that some very unexpected layering, like an exotic skinned bomber jacket on top of an oversized blazer, a topcoat over a leather three-quarter length, and our favorite, a Mongolian lamb-trimmed suede jacket atop a Prince of Wales Harrington. It was this effortless, late-60s look that seemed to embody the Lanvin man this season.
With giant square mirrors tactically placed around the venue, ensuring that none of the looks were missed, we saw every bit of the show in triplicate, reinforcing the strength of this quiet, confident collection.