Flamboyance, Minimalism, and Lanvin

Mar 5, 2011


I have been enamored by Fall 2011 collections for the past few weeks, but have not found one that I truly loved. Proenza Schouler, Thakoon-(a show I viewed live-it was incredible), and Marc Jacobs were all beautiful, but it was really Lanvin which inspired me. 
Alber Elbaz is a genius with the details. His Fall 2011 collection for Lanvin was one you had to squint at, because the more you look at it, the more beauty you find. His little drapes, tucks, and folds gave the dark clothes a dreamy appearance. He combined many elements into his outfits-lace, zippers-and enhanced his clothes with stunning accessories. The collection starts out minimalistic with clean cuts and a solid color palette. Boxy dresses, and blacks, greys, and browns seemed to be the basis for the season. At first, Lanvin's flamboyance was only shown through shining embellishments and and thick, layered necklaces. Oxford shoes, box clutches, solid cuffs, and smooth black portfolios were a unexpected touch to the collection, displaying Lanvin's approach to minimalism. 
However, as the collection went on, outfits began to flaunt impressive, eye-popping brooches, full-on lace dresses, and astonishing hot pinks, oranges, reds, and purples. Gloves were seen on almost every outfit, and managed to appear elegant and funky at the same time. Floppy hats and strange head pieces also made an impression on the runway. Out of all the incredible trends I spotted, Alber Elbaz introduced yet another-grecian silhouettes. A Toga virilis-"A plain white toga worn on formal occasions by men". Well, I believe Lanvin has made the most beautiful toga that women can carry off amazingly. 
Lanvin gave us two choices this Fall. For Lanvin-lovers, Alber Elbaz gave his fans minimalism and flamboyance. But with Lanvin's stamp on both trends, fashionistas will take whatever they get.


-M

27 comments

  1. he has done the incredible- merge minimalism with extravgence. i myself am more into the extravegance and more is more! the necklaces are stunners and the colours are so brillaint

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  2. Great collection!
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  3. Lanvin was too beautiful, by far one of my favourites.
    x

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  4. i really love the way you have written here - it's really inspirational and i could depict an image verbally and visually of what the clothes would look like before seeing the pictures. lovely stuff :)

    x

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  5. i love all the one shoulder dressses! its a favorite style of mine

    xxx

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  6. Amazing pictures. Lanvin did great. The green forest ands women like colorfull birds.

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  7. i can see why you fell in love. these beautiful clothing are like artwork. i wish i could own every piece :)

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  8. wow! i really like this collection! :)

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  9. Amazing pics honey! Thanks for sharing. I'm in love with all the jewellery of these stunning pics. Xxx
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  10. love your blog, I'm following!

    I've got a CHANEL GIVEAWAY here... would love you to enter:

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    xx

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  11. love your blog, I'm following!

    I've got a CHANEL GIVEAWAY here... would love you to enter:

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    xx

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  12. Stunning collection, LOve colors and beautiful tailoring! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Now following!

    KIsses,
    Annabelle
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  13. thanks for your comment! your blog is pretty amaze also.

    please follow me back =)
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  14. lanvin's a genius.. he really does amazing designs.. I have not seen many fall collections 'cause I refuse to see them in spring or summer when I can't wear anything haha.. but I've had a glimpse of some.. I loved thierry mugler's, gareth pugh's and alexander mcqueens!
    thanks for stopping by my blog, keep in touch.. stay cool!

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  15. Oh yeah the Lanvin show... I wish I was there ! Gorgeous dresses... OMG !
    Thanks for your comment :)


    xxx


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  16. The first picture is gorgeous with all of them walking at once in the "woods" love it.

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  17. awesome write-up meera! this is truly classy and all the details are so small but make such a big difference. I love all the colors too! :)

    xoxo

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  18. Great post, Lanvin was one of my favourites too. Alber is a genius. xoxo

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  19. I love love love Lanvin :)

    Shall we follow each other? let me know =)

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  20. Interesting indeed.
    I loved the pink, orange, red tones.
    Thanks for coming on my blog, hope to see you soon.

    xxx

    Valentine

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  21. note to self: big hats, big rims = better! ooo and i've been meaning to get cuffs.

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  22. Thanks for you lovely comment!
    Sure I'll follow you. Will you follow me back?
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  23. Meera - this collection is just amazing..so simple and stylish but with a bit of a blink too ;) Amazing post girl - still cannot belive sometimes how young you are and you know so much about fashion..hats down ;) xxx

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