The Parisian fashion house debuted a collaboration with Batman at Paris Fashion Week. The brand’s ’90s skateboarding and Osiris D3-indebted sneaker, the Curb, played host to the collaboration.
Continuing to intrigue and surprise with his vision for the house, Creative Director Bruno Sialelli tributes his latest collection to Lanvin’s identity, forming a dialog between past and future, exploring Lanvin’s ideology and remixing it in a more contemporary style. The collection was mostly flowy and loose, reshaping archival Lanvin dresses from 1934 and playing with the house’s contemporary streetwear leanings by way of bomber jackets and leather board shorts. Fluffy metallic textiles came out to play amidst some oversized tailoring, reiterating an inorganic sheen that pervaded the entire collection.
Suddenly, in the middle of the runway show, Batman gear made their entrance. It had been hinted at by the dark blue shades that appeared in a few previous looks, but then it became especially clear when the first piecemeal Batman shirt hit the catwalk. Iconic images of the Caped Crusader are adapted into prints and graphics that appear throughout the collection. Stylized, saturated colors of those comic panels infuse the wardrobe: rich petrol blue, violet and scarlet. These comic motifs also sprawl into the collection’s accessories, from Batmobile bags to sneakers with Batman’s face on.
More split shirts appear in the form of the Batmobile set against the backdrop of Gotham paired with a teal left-hand-side, while a satin tank top also features this design. Lastly, a standout blazer in grey melange has been printed with Batman and his trusty companion, Robin, all over the front. Moreover, there is also a double-breasted blazer in purple that reminds of The Joker.
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