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Lanvin’s Poetry In Motion collection is a slouchy ode to skate fashion
By Bailey Slater | Fashion | 9 November 2021

Strap on those knee pads and dust off your decks, because Lanvin’s latest offering is all things baggy jeans and shark-toothed necklaces.

Enchanted by the slamming and scraping of wheels on pavement slabs and the free-wheeling freedom of skate photographer Hugh Holland, Bruno Sialelli’s vision of menswear for the French fashion house is an ode to menswear’s greatest (and albeit sportiest) fashion muse. The kind who dons chunky sneakers with even chunkier laces, and can fit their entire life into a singular, sleek, nylon crossbody… We’re talking about the skater, of course.

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Bringing the capsule to life with sun-kissed images of his own crew, Lanvin enlisted French photographer, artist and skateboarder, Djiby Kebe, to capture the essence of ‘Poetry In Motion’ in a series of joyful images taken around the city. 

Kebe’s friends all don an array of slouchy denim, some printed and some monogrammed, others adopting a high-fashion uniform of oversized flannel shirts and monogram bucket hats. Amongst the mix of street-style staples are silver horned dragon pendants, sleek Airpod chains, patterned silk shirts, wool tracksuits in dark navy, casual pants, caps, flame-kissed boards and a few mohair knits. Airy pyjamas take on the brand’s JL Maze print and hoodies find themselves stripped of their sleeves as the brand delivers their loose-tailored take on skatewear. There’s even a chunky cardholder, rad. 

The limited-edition capsule collection will be available on Lanvin.com and at Lanvin boutiques worldwide from October 28th

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