Paris Fashion Week: Lanvin Men’s Fall 2017 Collection
Designer, men’s collections: Lucas Ossendrijver
CEO: Michele Huiban
Season: Men’s Fall 2017 Collection
Trends: Suits, trousers, sweaters, oversized wool jackets, trench coats, button ups, a bomber jacket, a leather jackets with fur, cardigans, pullovers, sneakers, and more.
Palette: Leather, fur, black, olive, dark, flecked check of red, white, and black, suede, mainly solid colors.
Models: A group of diverse models walked the runway at the show.
“I’m not critiquing at all,” said Lucas Ossendrijver, after this Lanvin show. The clothes we’d just seen said otherwise. “NOTHING” read the logo on scarves, jackets, and hats. Instead of a logo—Ossendrijver’s stark anti-branding felt provocative.
“There is nothing: no meaning, not collaboration, no print, no art, no vintage, no decoration,” he said. “I really wanted the whole collection to be about cut, construction, and proportion—and in the beginning to take things from everyday life.”
“Future Utopia” was written on some garments. And on one, a black jacket, a quote from Lawrence of Arabia: “There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.” So what was this utopia? Ossendrijver said, “I find it a bit worrying that everything has to be normal. I think in fashion we have to go further than that. We have to bring something new. We have to invent things.”