Despite rainy weather, the Lanvin Spring 2020 collection debuted at Paris Fashion Week with a spirit of color and optimism!
It’s been less than a year since Bruno Sialelli stepped up to the plate as the new creative director of Lanvin and already he’s completely reenergized the beloved fashion house. Since taking the role on in January 2019, he’s brought to life a reimagined Lanvin that stays true to its signature history while simultaneously stepping into the future.
As such, there’s no mistaking the enthusiasm surrounding the Lanvin Spring 2020 collection. Fashion lovers around the world were eager to see what Sialelli would deliver next and no amount of rain at Paris Fashion Week could dampen the anticipation for one of the most must-watch shows of the season.
Slumberland: The Lanvin Spring 2020 Collection
Despite a rainy forecast, the Lanvin Spring 2020 collection debuted in Paris to rave reviews. Tucked beneath umbrellas, guests watched as a star-studded cast that included both Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella Hadid paraded down the runway in a sea of color and mixed prints. The Spring 2020 collection also featured beautiful architectural pieces that were detailed with cocooned sleeves and swan necks.
In terms of inspiration, Bruno Sialelli looked to his childhood for the Lanvin Spring 2020 collection. Entitled “Slumberland”, the 64-looks paid homage to the adventures of Little Nemo in Slumberland – a weekly comic strip that used to run in the New York Herald in the early 1900s. The comic followed a young boy on adventures in his dreams and creator Windsor McCay illustrated a world full of happiness where nothing was impossible.
It was from that spirit of optimism and positivity that Lanvin’s SS20 collection was born. Directly referencing Little Nemo, the classic comic was translated into a print that Sialelli used in a series of pieces.
The Lanvin Bubble
An interesting approach Bruno Sialelli took for unveiling the Lanvin Spring 2020 collection was the decision to do so in silence.
As you well know, most runway shows treat the audience to a blaring soundtrack. This season at Lanvin, however? Models walked the runway in silence while guests wore headphones playing a custom mix. Using headphones was a way to immerse each audience member in their own individual bubble and create a unique experience for the collection’s unveiling.
The set was also quite remarkable. To create a haven in an otherwise urban environment, Lanvin recruited Gilles Clement to design a garden especially for the runway show. Shame the weather didn’t cooperate, as I imagine the event would have been that much more beautiful on a sunny day.
Despite the gloomy weather, though – I think we can all agree the future looks bright at Lanvin! I’m excited to see the brand step into this new chapter and look forward to seeing where Bruno Sialelli takes this next in future collections.
For your sartorial viewing pleasure, enjoy my favorite looks from the Lanvin Spring 2020 collection runway, below:
Thank you to the Lanvin press team for kindly providing these runway images!
Interested in more fashion week coverage? Check out the Ermanno Scervino show from Milan!!
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