LANVIN FW2014/15 Swinging In The Dark Collection reflects the shadow of every storm. A gust of wind on macramé tweed reveals a jacket constructed around a spiral, with its side sections flapping as if fringed with false eyelashes, a detail seen throughout the collection. It is Black, mastic, granite, slate.
Tribal travelling: this season reflects the expression of constant movement, with draped or pleated imitation stretch leather rustling from asphalt to red carpet. This is an expression of the freedom of existence, of motion, of stepping from one continent to the next shod in gold satin ballet slippers or thigh-high boots, with fox fur baubles, feathers and fringes swinging in the breeze. Fears and dreams, short skirts and oversized silhouettes, imitation leather and real fur.
Clutches in chocolate velvet, supple natural leather and lizard-print lambskin are there to be carried under all latitudes. As it is winter, a cloak of black and ivory mink hangs over a sand-coloured soft satin dress, an asymmetric khaki trench over a baroque dress in spotted jacquard. Ebbing into the ink-black darkness, khaki leads the palette, as bags swing lively from jewelled chains, hewn from patent python or natural leather. Nature itself acts as a cameleon, sumptuous and feline. The city becomes a cosmopolitan jungle in which to appear.