i’ve been searching for the perfect black leather jacket.
leave it to lanvin. from young proportions to offset grosgrain pulls …
want. need. desire.
i mean, seriously? mink fingers?
a key item from a seminal evolution in this brand,
this coat is everything you would expect in a classic camel overcoat,
mashed up with a perfectly youthful parka.
seamed leather gloves.
metal clutches. for men.
white wellies. with a back zip.
and trainers. a new category for lanvin. nine different materials in every pair.
why nine? just cause.
fur. fur fur fur.
rick did men’s fur.
even in tanks and tunics :
plus, you know,
the usual collection of incredible silhouettes and such simple WEARABLE insightful design that you know how to wear even before you touch.
a cross between mapplethorpe’s b&w bondage themes
and all american varsity jackets,
these are the “it” jacket of the season.
after last season’s black and white “punk” outing,
lanvin surprised again with a twist no one saw coming. wearability.
for a label known for it’s slim cuts and extreme tailoring (as well as insane pricing and stealth luxury), it was a welcome and surprising twist. i suspect it is less to do with making the line more commercial (which it surely will do) and more to do with the creative evolution of any line, and ossenjdriver’s own desire to branch out.
this line’s wider silhouettes across the board, from pants to coats, were paired with youthful twists and sharp lines, so it maintained Lanvin’s signature undone seams and luxe materials but opened up the look to something … luxe.
i kind of heart kim jones.
he’s making staid luxury look … luxurious.
that’s mink lined cashmere. needle punched by hand to form the leopard pattern.
leopard is going to be big. across the board.
check out the double collars on these coats.
the leather jackets were cut from whole hides. one single hide per jacket.
and then … the vicious “garden in hell” jacquard prints. divine hell.
i like to think of this line as “CELINE FOR MEN”
because of the clean lines and sharp silhouettes? a little bit. maybe also for the capes.
maybe for the lush fur, more pattern than material, statement of luxury, but in color.
perhaps it’s the modern cuts and sharp suiting.
or perhaps it’s just that i can cram myself into CELINE and this is the closest i can get.
for that “madison avenue ponyskin in the UBER ride” kind of outdoors
want. need. desire.