The famous Parisian house of Jeanne Lanvin unveiled its Spring 2022 men’s and women’s collection under the direction of creative director Bruno Sialelli. The collection revealed thrught he medium of motion images highlights exploration, the idea of travel and human wanderlust to see the world. Through a filmic short, like a music video Sialelli takes fashion watchers on a trip through imagery heightening nostalgia and the anticipatory. It’s a collection that transports through the various looks and designs.
“The collection itself glances backwards, journeying into memories of the 1990s – a formative period of modern fashion – and to the archives of Lanvin,” notes the house in a statement. The creative team points out references of travel in the past and the jet-set lifestyle, the glamor of this era and the extravagance that came with it. Sialelli also reinvented the 1970s Lanvin JL monogram, which he dug out in house archives and updated it for today as the JL 3-D monogram, one with a modernist feeling and architectural detail. It’s a monogram of optical play that adorns accessories and luggage for long weekends with the neo-classic 22’ handbag, named after Lanvin’s historical Parisian flagship location at 22 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in the collection, the same type that travelers of the past, yet the future are drawn to.
Mixing textiles of denim, scuba jersey with organzas, and chiffon in the menswear and womenswear looks. And the color palette for women are inspired by Truman Capote’s jet-set society idols of his day, and the men’s looks are inspired by music celebrities and cinematic heroes for an MTV generation. From oversized tailoring to ice cream shades the colors in the collection are delicate and feminine to the female form for the women’s looks, with pastel shades that seem kissed by bleach and the sun, and lightened by water, but also echo the house’s 1920s signature hues.
“There is a sense of the former formality and anticipation of travel – polished looks evocative of the 1960s, tailoring, and the precious embroideries and embellishment characteristic of Lanvin – but they mix with the mood of MTV, the feel of surfer guys and girls, off duty and in action,” states the house. “The collection travels geographically, through periods, but also through sensibilities, from formal to casual, a map of moods.”
Through the collection that’s’ focused on travel Sialelli has created looks that represent the different corners of the world through quintessential Lanvain style. Tying in mico-florals and couture silhouettes that reflect the mid-century work of Antonio Castillo, a contemporary of Balenciaga and Dior to create a 90s retro but modern collection.