Alber Elbaz showed his Resort 2011 show this week for Lanvin to a small audience of buyers and friends. It is through the resort show that many fashion houses earn their steady income, because they use this 'in-between' season to make clothes that are simply 'appealing' without the wide concepts or excessive inspirations.
Lanvin showed their true classics and much more with twirly dresses, loose trenches, and much ease. Models stood on stilt-like wedges that were quite beautiful and complimentary to the sometimes over baring drapery. Although this wasn't a revolutionary collection it was a progressive and obviously beautiful extension of the iconic Lanvin wardrobe, modernized with lovely embroidery and clever styling that will leave customers floored at the two-in-one pieces (and everything else for that matter).
By far, the most clever aspect happened midway through the show, when two models appeared wearing black dresses. They then proceeded to remove them, turning the dresses inside out and then putting them on. The dresses transformed from simple black to ruffly cocktail numbers. Brillaint.
Alber Elbaz, although not the master of conceptual fashion, is the pure master of desire. And that is what makes women , and men, fall to their knees for his clothes and divine accessories.
Does beauty like this ever get old?
......""" STELLA MCCARTNEY"""......
Impeccable clothing for early spring, anybody? Stella McCartney, daughter of the famous Beatle, shelled out minimalism for her resort show to beautiful results. Country prints, lacey accents, and blooming cuts showed Stella's wonderful eye for construction and balance. She proved a beautiful ensemble doesn't take much more than your perfect white pants, camel coat, and garden shoes.
I can smell the roses.