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Lanvin AW14

A wild anarchy tamed by tailoring, in undercuts, stripe suits and acid bright leather

Initial reaction:

The anarchic monsieur: a mash up of rockabilly and punk influences, undercut by fine tailoring and luxe fur finishes.

God Save Lanvin:

Severe undercuts topped by a mop of unruly hair pointed Lanvin in a clear cult music direction from the off. Ponyskin shoulder inserts on biker jackets finished in short spiky tufts at the top of the arm, like high-class punk studs. Low slung tailored trousers came with wide strap belts, a subtle bondage nod, while skinny striped suits had an air of cult eighties dandy.

How they wore it:

With super long scarves dragging on the floor, and jacket sleeves scrunched up to the elbows in haste and gruffness, as opposed to nonchalance. Winged shoes came in bright python, while lace up sneakers were clunky cool. Padded wrist cuffs appeared to be zipped mini purses, and rucksacks came in white python and dalmation spot. Safety pins held the skinny ties in place.

Stand out looks:

A glaringly cerise ponyskin sweater worn under a black leather jacket with chaotic pink pattern lining, and a matching skinny tie. A pink leather jacket came with monochrome stripe cuffs and collar.


Eighties, jazzy zigzag prints adorned shirts and matching ties. In the final looks, a hand motif appeared from beneath a jacket onto a sweater, and poked out from under the arm on a jacket, while ghostly face masks filled the front of shirts.