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Editorial

These are unsettling, hectic times, with information coming at us from all sides. The new collection by Lucas Ossendrjiver for Lanvin aimed to reflect on our contemporary chaos by mixing cuts, proportions and styles not in a random way but choosing options carefully and beautifully, as the designer put it. So, the big two menswear genres, tailoring and military/workwear, were blended to produce hybrids with added sport/streetwear and folk touches and colour combinations that had the basics paired with bold and unusual tints. The first exit was significant: a classic purple coat with contrasting details worn over grey overalls partially unzipped over a white T-shirt. The following looks mixed formal pieces and fabrics, such as a double-breasted blazer or Prince of Wales, the former with track pants and side bands and the latter used on technical jackets with Latin American insets. And, obviously, sneakers on the feet.