And just like that, a new Lanvin was born.
Earlier this year, the 31-year-old French designer, Bruno Sialelli, was appointed as the new Creative Director of Lanvin after having a background designing both womenswear and menswear at notable fashion houses, including Loewe, Paco Rabanne and Balenciaga.
When Sialelli was appointed, Lanvin reveal in a statement that his leadership will take the brand in a “pivotal new direction.” However, it seems that Lanvin has trouble keeping their Creative Directors long term, as in less than 5 years, Lanvin have announced 5 different Creative Directors.
LUKE LEITCH described the collection as, “His debut was a collection that was eager to please: a huge all-you-can-eat buffet of ideas.”
Lavin has had their fair-share of hard times, however Bruno Sialelli's debut FW19 collection captured our attention. Muted green sailor-esque jackets, knitted wool belts and bibs, and an excess of prints everywhere; we were pleased. Did it have some (ok, maybe more than some) Loewe/JW Anderson references? Yes, of course. But this collection was promising, and if all goes well, this is the start of a bright future at the Lanvin maison.