Lanvin Menswear SS’12

by Adam the Editor

The SS’12 collection from Lanvin was a definite departure from the norm.

Tailoring was still a prominent feature but textures were different and unique and the silhouettes took an androgynous direction with longer cuts and more versatile shapes. The fact that the models also looked relatively gender neutral also helped re-affirm this design choice.

There were some key pieces that really stood out. Zipped jackets/coats that had a Rick Owens-esque appearance as well as waxed/patent blazer jackets, printed leggings and leather shirts. The colour palette was rather subdued for a Spring/Summer collection but I think it works really well.

Although the clothes shown aren’t anything new in relation to the general industry; I think the aesthetic is a welcome change for Lanvin and I look forward to seeing how this new direction evolves over the coming seasons. It will also be interesting to see how this direction translates, if at all, into the womenswear collection due to be shown later this year.

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