A Hero's Welcome: Lanvin Men's Spring 2012

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear Fashion Show from... by afp-fashion

The theme of the collection and presentation, "war heroes turn into heroes of peace", runs full force and relevant in Lanvin Men's fashion show, which just showed in Paris. This is a standout menswear collection and another personal favorite. Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver present a cohesive and extremely wearable collection.
I love the color palette and its evolution, from rich and deep browns, to washed navy (almost chambray), black (and the exquisite leather and that covetable patent leather blazer), to a burst of color to close out the collection. I also love how the fabrics change from hard to soft, from the leathers to knit wool, to prints and tie-dye, to silks and jersey cotton. I also love how the style moves through the presentation, which you will notice how each look goes from "buttoned up" (ie boots, jacket, tie, etc) to "loosened up" (ie sandals, layered looks, color, soft textures).
The collection, rooted in an ideal of the strength and austerity of the "hero" man, hits all the right targets, I believe, by showing us both the hard and the soft, and the dark and the colorful side of the modern man's wardrobe.
(video via DailyMotion France/YouTube)


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