Lanvin always had a special relationship with color. Even during the heyday of Alber Elbaz‘s dreamy womenswear, he often used color to play with the codes of elegance. For spring 2019, creative designer Lucas Ossendrijver used the same strategy for his menswear collection. At least, this is how he started it. Bright and burned hues made for scintillating color schemes that were as vivid as how Elbaz popularized it in the mid-2000s. His interplay of colors helped blur the lines between what was traditional elegance and what adhered to today’s streetwear trends. But as the show went on, and the bright colors slowly faded into navies and neutrals, the clash of contrasts became clearer and more interesting. Despite the oversized silhouettes that stole the show, one can’t deny that exquisite tailoring was on full display. The shapes were youthful but undeniably sophisticated. Such effortless convergences are what Lanvin is most known for and this was no exception.
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