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Editorial

Lanvin staged its latest collection, the debut from creative director Bruno Sialelli, in the former home of the abbots of Cluny in Boulevard Saint-Germain, now home to France’s National Museum of the Middle Ages. The show included an array of pieces, details and styles, dominated by layering and new combinations, as though the plan was to leave nothing out so as not to displease anyone. So there were woollen sailor jackets and tartan ponchos, neck scarf dresses and skirts with Medieval-style prints, branded jacquard knits and oversize workwear jeans, silk pyjamas and slip dresses, sleek kaftans and long lurex dresses, and other dresses layered over trousers. On the accessories front, bags of all sizes were carried on the shoulder or by hand, knit scarves, thick gloves and slouchy boots alternated with other sock boots. The colour palette was also varied.