Lanvin – Fall / Winter 2015
In this autumn collection for men, presented during the Paris Fashion Week on 7 January 2015, multiple lines could be discovered. First of all, the collection comprised new interpretations of classics within male fashions: tweeds, military uniforms and army jackets. Secondly, the tactile nature stood out: fabrics were mixed and layers created. The third line suggested a dark future with hard lines, metallic colours and protective layers.
The signature that Lucas Ossendrijver has introduced to the fashion house Lanvin is clearly discernible in this collection. His style is an example for many designers; silhouettes that he has (re)introduced, like the pleated waistband trousers, can be seen making their way back with other makers. The collection is so carefully created that it could almost be considered couture. It is appreciated that, thanks to Ossendrijver, male fashions by Lanvin have been put on the map.
The jury was more than convinced that Ossendrijver, designing for Lanvin, has translated the quality of haute couture to prêt-à-porter. He is an innovator with many imitators, and also an inspirer who makes his point with modesty and subtlety. He never fails to attain his goal – to deliver superb quality that oozes style – which is evident in even the tiniest detail. Ossendrijver’s bold designs, produced to the highest quality standards, are infusing fresh life into Lanvin’s menswear.