Lanvin’s new designer, Olivier Lapidus, made his debut at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, September 27th. He had a lot to prove as the son of renowned fashion designer Ted Lapidus. For his premier presentation he seemingly decided to play it safe.
Black seemed to dominate the collection with sparce additions of red, pink, and blue. The muted color palette created elegant, simple looks that were still beautiful, but avoided any kind of eccentricity.
These shoes appeared repeatedly on the Lanvin runway and gave the classic gladiator sandal a fun twist. The shoe was featured in red as well as white, blue, and all black. The flat ribbon bow gave the show a chic element while the white heel and red straps added a bit of color.
Lapidus paired these red sandals with all black ensembles. The first ensemble was a dress with a completely sheer top and tight bottom. The second ensemble was less provocative with a simple asymmetrical black dress. The models’ hair was styled in slicked pack ponytails with ribbons decorating the ponytail.
Lanvin experimented with some pattern, such as this “Lanvin” printed silk dress. The same print was also shown in gray and blue.
This black ensemble closed the show, keeping things demure and simple. However, the model’s shoes were definitely something to pay attention to. The blue snakeskin sandals featured the same black bow as the gladiator sandals and added some added color and texture to the look.
Olivier Lapidus closed the show by taking a bow for the audience. As Lanvin has switched between several different designers in the last few years, we are excited to see how Lanvin is going to grow and progress.