Gone fishing

Take a tranquil dive with Lanvin’s SS23 collection
Fashion | 6 October 2022

Across the walls of the Lanvin SS23 venue, videos by filmmaker Joshua Woods taken in the protected Calanques National Park near Marseilles showed models perched on rocks and falling backwards into the watery depths. There was a cleansing nature to these visuals that translated across the collection.

“Sensual, direct, and pure” were the words used in the accompanying notes, a slight gear-shift for designer Bruno Sialelli, whose playful graphics and witty subversions have previously conjured the likes of Batman and Babar.

Engaging with all that is light, organic and hand-crafted, Sialelli looked to nature for the ultimate luxury lens. Diving through oceans, fishing net tops and dresses caught shimmering embellishments, sprawling embroidery mirrored reef patterns, and the house’s signature robe de style silhouettes bobbed up and down the way mysterious creatures do to the sound of David Attenborough. Sheer bucket hats floated across models’ faces like wild jellyfish and one particular hooded look nodded as much towards vintage bathing suits as sci-fi spacesuits. The overall takeaway was one of tranquil beauty – one we would happily dive right into.

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