Lanvin finally pulled out the stops and made a Fall collection that doesn’t suck for once. They’ve been accused in recent years of appealing too much to the fashionistas and FINALLY this year they’re doing something that – well – you or I could actually wear without getting beat up. Those fashion designers in their loft apartments don’t really think about the little guy too often, so it’s good to have these designs across my desk and look at them and go “huh, I might actually buy that”.
The collection starts off with your usually ‘day bag’, a phrase that you might want to replace with ‘cool awesome bag that I keep all my cool things in’. The bags are made out of premium denim and leather and also feature some great detailing. Detailing! Another word you might want to replace with – lets say – “intricate shit”. It’s really cool intricate shit. I swear.
What really stands out is the hat they’re pushing… its somewhere between a New Era cap and a sailors hat, and to be honest, it looks pretty fresh. Also: the ties are unlike anything else currently on the market. Dare I say it: Lanvin went from Macy’s wear to something that discerning hipster fashion people might actually wear for once. Remember those appalling ads they had a few years ago? Why do most fashion houses assume we as consumers are going to be all about buying things from half naked dudes with their junk hanging out their speedos? Do they think that’ll sell to the kind of dude that reads GQ? Really? They do? Then I’ve obviously been misinformed.
But take a look at the collection. Now is the right time to buy for Fall, too, because prices are lower and all the douchebags are too concerned with summer still to worry about what’s going to be cool for Fall. Check it… there’s belts and shoes and all sorts just chillin’ here looking to be bought. And accessories are the kind of thing that will make you stand out. Think about it: the average guy isn’t gonna spend $5000 on a suit like most fashion people will want you to ballpark figure. But to jazz up that $400 suit you got wherever you could buy one of these things for $100 and make the whole thing pop, you know?
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