Lanvin creative director Bruno Sialelli explores the notion of reverie, of memories real and make-believe for the brand’s Pre-Spring 2021 collection.
Lanvin presents its Pre-Spring 2021 collection, “Le Palais Ideal: A dream as reality – a fantasy of fashion.” The collection is a dialogue between the real and the imaginary, just as the clothes themselves are an interplay of masculine and feminine, for him and for her.
Captured in stills and motion images, the models become an ensemble cast of heroes and heroines of an unfolding drama. Each look evokes a quintessential Frenchness – blouses, foulards, slender tailleurs, eased suitin along with a soft, soothed palette of sunbleached neutrals and pastel. Outfits are carefully composed, with gloves, shoes, turban hats and sunglasses that pay homage to the glamour of interwar couture and the fantasy of fashion proposed by cinema. Alongside the dream, reality: Fabrics are honest, natural and true. These include silk, wool, cotton, cashmere and leather. They anchor the imagination, offering luxury with inherent value, quality and longevity.
These images are fantasies of fashion that are devised during lockdown, inspired by fleeting images drawn from movies and glimpses of magazine editorials. They are simultaneously reflective of a subconscious desire of escape, adventure – joie de vivre, recaptured again.