In another shake-up by Lanvin’s owner Fosun International, Lucas Ossendrijver is departing after 14 years designing menswear, while market reports suggest Loewe’s Bruno Sialelli is in the frame to take over.
For all its slick urbanity and fanciful layering, the collection never lost Lucas Ossendrijver’s light hand.
Several established luxury houses including Balenciaga, Dior Homme and Lanvin have turned to chunky footwear as they target increasingly street-savvy consumers.
It felt like a strong collection from Lucas Ossendrijver, though a diverse cast of models barely out of tweenage did force complete focus on the clothes.
There were some ideas to appreciate at the Lanvin show, particularly Lucas Ossendrijver's more technical outerwear, but it was hard to see how the rest of the collection could deliver the energetic momentum that he was looking for.
This men’s fashion season is all about getting back to reality and elevating the everyday, reports Angelo Flaccavento.
Lucas Ossendrijver said the Lanvin collection was his reaction to what’s going on in the world. A wardrobe for a world gone horribly wrong.
Troubled times at Lanvin yield an appropriately turbulent men's collection from Lucas Ossendrijver.