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Designer Alber Elbaz used three descriptives

to define his a/w 2014 collection for Lanvin:

X-travagant    X-treme    X-periment

indeed … x-actly so!

(image from dalje.com):

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designer Alber Elbaz


X-travagant in that the collection is lush in fabrication:

leather, fur, silk … singularly and in combination …

note the fur skirt suit,  the deep green leather trench,  embellished silk pieces

X-travagant in detail:

frayed hems,  fringe,  adornments

X-treme in the sheer number of pieces for

their intended wearer …

a woman who is ‘extremely’ confident

in ‘extremes’ of dress expression –

demure to dangerous;

referencing from the Edwardians

to new millennium sensibilities.

X-periment … well what would inspired design be

without it?

Alber Elbaz for Lanvin,  a/w  2014

The Collection

(images from fashionising):

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