Lanvin’s FW22 offering was all about the beauty of contradiction
By Ella Joyce | Fashion | 7 March 2022

Bruno Sialelli was working between the lines this season, presenting a collection steeped in the beauty of contradiction –diving back into the themes that inspired founder Jeanne Lanvin in the 20s. Contrasting structure with fluidity, nostalgia with modernism and opacity with transparency, it was a lesson in the harmony of opposites. Old-school Hollywood glamour drew dramatic silhouettes in the form of luxurious tailoring, sweeping faux-fur and emphatic shoulders, while sky-high Mary-Janes tied together looks fit for the red carpet. On the same runway, the French house’s menswear designs focused on artful suiting, illustrative prints, strikingly cut leather and oversized, tiered furry hats.

Drawing inspiration from the unlikely pairing of Art Deco and Ancient Egypt, Sialelli drew connections in design and architecture: jacquard patterns and opulent beaded embroidery spoke of the former while Jeanne Lanvin’s love of Egypt was realised via a mix of jewellery inspired by ancient art, sphinx prints and sci-fi shapes inspired by Dune that raced the sands of time.

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