Spring / Summer 2016 / 2017 RTW – Lanvin (Details)

There was a lot going on at the Lanvin Spring 2016 show – thanks to Vogue.com for the tons and tons of photos showcasing the purposeful question of whether theater and fashion can indeed coexist.  I feel like it’s fair to say…at least insofar as this Show was concerned…the answer is yes.

The Show presented a deviate juxtaposition of staid, crisp, traditional (maybe even “professional”) attire paired with fabrics and details far more fit for a stage…

There was that charcoal-seamed skirt with the wide satin belt and smoke grey trench, you might have seen?  Combined with sheer, oversized polkas and a see-through lace bra, the ensemble took on an unconventional edge…one I daresay would draw an audience.  (But then, isn’t fashion intended to do that, just as in the theater?)  

And then there was a frayed, sleeveless blazer (really, a full jumpsuit with a blazer-style top) with a tux-ie satin lapel.  That piece, already tipping the common scales, was paired with choker-style cuffs and necklaces, (all boasting heavy metal locks) for a more severe and eccentric twist.

If you take a peek at Vogue, you’ll even see what appears to be live croquis – models wearing nude, corseted undergarments, over-draped with hanging fabrics, as if to be a dress-in-progress, living bust and all…

There were also sequins in spades, tossed together with nude sheers and doll-like bows, making for a more “curios and tag sale” kind of spectacle.

But…the “touches” weren’t ALL completely outlandish.

The mixed media and color-patched bags were done in wonderful autumnal shades, and luxurious animal skins…

And the slouchy boots?  COMPLETELY, remarkably...fabulously wearable.  While the toe was a hair more “almond” than most would reproduce for a larger market, the overall look was one that a broad audience would “get,” the buttery leather and suede notwithstanding.


At the end of the day, some designers can put on a SHOW…they can wow and inspire us by pushing the envelope with what borders on anomalous.  But it is also nice to see a few items here and there that can translate to everyday…for the everyday woman.  The bags and scrunch boots were right on.

A/W 2015/16 RTW – Alexandre Vauthier

So really all I can say here is… Ahem.  “OMG-I-WANT-ALL-OF-IT!”  

Yes, that sums it up nicely! 😀

style.com has done an amazing job with their photos – I take zero credit because they are all theirs (many of my Runway posts are, unless otherwise mentioned)…and holy smokes, is this set STUNNING!  Of course the model is divine herself, but the composition is spectacular, and very “editorial.”  Not sure if Vauthier strut the Catwalks but I’m guessing NOT since…awesome photo set! (I encourage you to look at all the images: Vauthier Collection)

The pieces were gorgeous

Long lines..

Draping shapes…

Plunging necklines!

Rich, smooth and shimmering blacks…

And stark, bold white…  

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vauthier style.com photos

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vauthier style.com photos

The sparks of sequins were super fun (she looks positively ethereal, in an entertainer type of way, in the silver!)…

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vauthier style.com photos

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vauthier style.com photos

And I absolutely COVET the set-back, high-heel, black scrunch boots.  That has to be one of my favorite silhouettes because it works with slim pants, leggings, skirts….whatever!  

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vauthier style.com photos

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vauthier style.com photos

Definitely a glamorous, rocker edge...and basically I’ll take one of everything…  

Except the boots.  In the boots, I need, like, FIVE pairs.  Just in case I wear them out.  ❤