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Lanvin SS15 Mens collections, Dazed backstage
Backstage at Lanvin SS15Photography Lea Colombo

Lanvin SS15

Tattooed, art school rebels navigate surrealist doors to nowhere in skinny ties and leather

Initial reaction:

If last season Lanvin’s creative director/menswear designer duo Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver presented rockabilly punks, for SS15 things were more definitively rock ‘n’ roll. With collars turned up and sleeves pushed back to reveal tattoos, Lanvin’s leather-clad boys looked like art school rebels.

Fine arts:

Returning to their favourite show space – the spectacular hall of the National School of Fine Arts, not too far across the Seine from where Mme Lanvin opened her first boutique – proved especially appropriate this season. Models walked through black doors which stood on the runway like something that had fallen out of a Magritte painting, and complimented the collection's bohemian, artistic vibe – also felt in neckerchiefs, printed silks and raw edges on t-shirts and jackets. 

How it was worn:

With strips of leather hanging from cuffs, and silver chains attached to belt loops. Studded necklaces were layered over skinny square ties, whilst models sported not-too-perfect quiffs and rings on lips, noses and ears.

Last season Lanvin gave models bold undercuts, with punk studs reimagined in ponyskin. See it below: