Lanvin Spring 2015
There is nothing in world like Lanvin. Designer Alber Elbaz’s greatest talent is his ability to take classic designs and make them uniquely his own. A Lanvin piece is instantly recognizable, beautifully tailored, simple while still luxe in tiny touches. Mature with little playful touches, like the monkey and foxes that dance through this collection. Add on to all of this the appearance of supermodel Amber Valletta with a side fade and you’ve got one hell of a fashion week show.
Dior Spring 2015
I’ve struggled with Dior since the firing of Galliano and the hiring of Raf Simons. I miss Galliano’s flair for drama, his devotion to history, his obsession with glamour. I know that his depature was necessary but at the same time it’s been difficult to go from all the excess of a Galliano designed collection to the starkness of Simons. Add on to that my passionate dislike of gaudy patterns and textiles and weird silhouettes, it’s been very hard for me to generate any positive reactions to the recent collections. So you can imagine my surprise when I went through this collection and actually liked a lot of the looks. I’m starting to appreciate Simons’ attention to delicate details, his love of the Christian Dior inspired lines, the simplicity of the palettes and designs. This is a completely different animal from the Galliano’s Dior, but that doesn’t discount it as being interesting.
Undercover Spring 2015
When I saw pictures of the manga inspired jewelry from this collection on Instagram this morning, I knew I had to check it out. It was even more fantastic than I could have imagined. Black wings! Ballet skirts! Hieronymus Bosch printed dresses! Broken mirror jewelry! Cherry purses with brass knuckle handles! This is a surreal trip through fairy tale land, dark and twisted and sinister and silly and fun and I love every piece.