If you dream of endlessly glamorous parties and supremely elegant shiny flapper dresses but most of all you like bows and dancing, stop for a moment to admire the beautiful Lanvin Spring Summer 2014 collection!
Trying to capture the essence of the Lanvin Spring Summer 2014 collection in one word is like trying to capture the flutter of a butterfly with glitter wings. It just doesn’t fit. In one word. In one phrase. In one column. Alber Elbaz collection was sheer poetry in movement, infused with glamour of a past era and memories of a lost style in a new fashion party.
The shiny tea of metallic fabric and loose silhouettes hinted back at the flapper glory days when all you need were your dancing shoes to make a memorable night out of any night.
But think not of the Great Gatsby opulence and unhappy femininity. Think more about voluptuous nights of playful charm and nostalgic spotlights.
Huge bows, little bows, ruffles and scales, a maddening cocktail of the 70es, the 80es tailored back to the 20es and loosely threw forward to our days. And nights. It’s all kept together by a shiny seam, wrapped up loosely in a plastic bag-like clutch!
Untied ribbons and unfinished hems contrasting with fine strapped sandals and high heeled pumps ready to take you to the dance floor – everything was born restless in the Spring Summer 2014 fashion show put together by the talented Mr Elbaz.
Yes, there were some simple black dresses as the stylists indicated there should be in every SS14 collection but designers showing at the Paris Fashion Week have a mind of their own and higher fashion looseness when it comes to translating the trends a la letter.
Elbaz played with his trademark hues of yellow, red and aubergine for a soft yet playful palette of romantic fashion I loved to watch. The season’s particularity, the ankle strap which we’ve seen pretty much in every show so far gains an entirely new dimension in Lanvin’s fashion book. The loose, unfinished fabric tied around the ankle hints at the same dancing repertoire reflected in the entire collection.