Jeanne Lanvin empowered women with her clothes, dressing them in a manner that combined dynamism with romance, reflecting different sides of a woman’s psyche. Discover Lanvin Spring Summer 2022 collection revealed on Sunday, October 3rd, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. This season, Creative Director Bruno Sialelli pays a tribute to the house’s identity, its ideology, remixed for where the world is today. A dialogue between past and future, the collection is a reconsideration of the meaning of Lanvin, its signs and signifiers, its fundamental definition.
Lightness and freedom have always been central to LANVIN – qualities that still resonate today. Jeanne Lanvin empowered women with her clothes, dressing them in a manner that combined dynamism with romance, reflecting different sides of a woman’s psyche. Today, there is also playful sexiness, a youthful esprit. Lanvin’s lightness infuses the collection: dresses appear to float on tulle construction that melts into the body, some apparently simple drapes of fabric, like spontaneous gestures in flou , edges raw, softly moving. Knitwear is unlined, easy and close to the body; tailoring is featherweight and the volume of fourrure is translated to metallic tinsel. Toujours party. – from Lanvin.
For Spring Summer 2022, Lanvin has collaborated with Warner Bros, crafting Lanvin heroes and heroines that we need today, more than ever. A collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC translates images of iconic comic book characters Batman and Catwoman into prints and graphics.
The color palette features the saturated colors of comic panels, including rich petrol blue, violet and scarlet, like venomous flowers alongside Lanvin’s delicate daisies. And menswear is heroic: wide shouldered, emphatic, glamorous. Padding both comforts the body and exaggerates the silhouette, while elegance and ease fuse, combining couture fabrics – satin, fine wool – with relaxed shapes.
Lightness can also translate to luminosity: to liquid gazar and metallic mesh, reflective and sparkling. Sequin embellishment glistens, drawn from a 1934 dress named ‘Concerto’ and applied as panels to chiffon dresses. These references to history are also worn lightly, with Lanvin’s Marguerite becoming a Pop daisy print, tailoring finished with sports detailing, and the Robe de Style abbreviated to a playful baby-doll, a fresh proportion. Throughout, a relevance is forged between then and now, the Lanvin women and a new Lanvin generation – mens’ suiting fuses with streetwear in soft relaxed layers, and skirts may be replaced with easy skateboard shorts for a different attitude. – from Lanvin.
A dialogue with brand’s contemporary spirit inevitably includes the legacy of the late Alber Elbaz. Flowing voluminous dresses are a nod to his era-defining body of work, his own re-calibrating of Lanvin for modern times and for the lives of modern women.