Now, since working in the shoe department i have come ever so obsessed with Lanvin. Admittedly i had started a small love affair with the brand when i first watched the YouTube video for his collection. Nothing short of genius was a common opinion!
So the SS12 is barely in the shops and already you can view the pre-AW12/13 collection. Scary huh??! You're telling me, i want Summer here already, definitely not thinking about next Winter when i am still battling with this one! However, if you want to be ahead of the times (who doesn't??!) then check it out on Vogue.com and i will tell you all about the SS12 inspirations, right here, right now!!!
Alber Elbaz certainly isn't camera or audience shy. Standing there in his oversized glasses he is most definitely a charmer. Joking with the crowds, telling of his concepts before even showing one piece of his collection. So after telling his fans of what could have inspired him he finally got to telling them what did!!! Firstly there was this idea of a native island woman and secondly the death of the all glamorous Elizabeth Taylor.
Playful prints in bold colours, all still within keeping of the Lanvin signature style however! Draped and ruched dresses, cascading gowns in gold and silvers, almost with that wetlook appearance! Fringing to give that tribal yet slightly flapper-esque appeal! Still sticking with the roaring 20's trend that seems to be whisking its way around the whole season!
Shell-shaped bags totally in keeping with the island feel all in jewel tones. Wet and totally au natural hair, ideal for the native woman! Heavy embellishment, urbane turbans (very Liz!) emerald hues and ruffles galore. Perfect SS12 collection!!!