Lanvin for H&M

19/11/2010 § Leave a comment

It’s disappointing when you look at an anticipated collection and find three ‘wearable’ things in it.

That’s exactly how I’m feeling about Lanvin’s first collection for H&M. Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor and Rolf, Matthew Williamson and Jimmy Choo, Lanvin is this year’s Guest Designer.

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And my least favourite.

When I think of Lanvin, I think of expensive satin ruffles on long sweeping dresses, embellishments and unique necklines.

The ruffles and necklines are there but on unusually tacky looking fabrics and not so special looking dresses. It understandable that the materials would not be of couture standards but frayed edges on a cocktail dress?! It simply looks cheap.

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And speaking of cheap. The shoes are extremely patent/plastic/pointed. Trashy; and not in the good way.

What makes this even more saddening is the fact that the menswear collection is impeccable. Trenchcoats, bow-ties and crisp shirts; looking more expensive than womenswear alltogether. Typical of what Alber Elbaz would wear himself.

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Here are the only three pieces I liked.

And the H&M Lanvin 2010 collection

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