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Lanvin catwalkPhotography Lea Colombo

Lanvin AW13

Trompe l'oeil leathers at the school of beautiful arts in Paris

The Lanvin show had its own pre show entertainment, as Paris was covered with a crisp blanket of snow overnight, our car sliding over icy slush to get to the Left Bank for our first show of the day. 

The venue, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts is a very just context for Lucas Ossendrijver's menswear, an amalgamation of tradition and progression, ease and beau all at once.

Today saw sheer shirts, trompe l'oeil leather, and desirable coat after coat after coat, dressed down with trainers or fencing boots, the collection being as pensive, clever as usual and modest about its studiousness – top marks for a bright spark.