Friday, 22 October 2010

Lanvin for HnM

This is probably one of the most anticipated designer/highstreet collaborations yet. Lanvin- French, high end, incredibly luxurious. HnM- affordable, on-trend, unique. Put them together and I think that's something worth getting excited for. Personally I can't wait, our town is fianally getting a HnM all its own in November and I cannot wait to get my paws on this collection.

I was lucky enough to write about Lanvin for work the other day, here's what I said...

"The Collection: Setting the standard for style in Paris, Lanvin is France's oldest and most celebrated couture houses. Known around the world for its luxurious and feminine aesthetic, Lanvin has evolved with women with an intrinsic knowing. Look out for draped silk, duchess satin, intricate detailing and plays on proportion.

More info: The Lanvin story takes us back to 1889 when Jeanne Lanvin set up a milliners boutique in the heart of Paris. Her move into apparel came about after the birth of her daughter, Marguerite Marie Blanche, who quickly became the designers muse. Expanding the brand, Lanvin began to produce children's apparel, women's apparel, sportswear and even fragrance, all appealing to Paris' high class social circles.

The turn into Pret-a-Porter fashion took place many years later in 1993, when a focus on men's and women's apparel became key. The label's latest change of hands saw Chinese business woman and philanthropist, Shaw Lan Wang take ownership, with Alber Elbaz at the creative helm.

Today Lanvin remains true to its elegant values while Alber Elbaz brings concepts into the 21st century. A key knowing of what women want has always been integral to the label's popularity, never more so than now when women desire both femininity and style. A recent venture into the mainstream has seen Lanvin join forces with high street retailer 'H&M' for an exclusive collection, sure to broaden the label's demographic even further. "

Cor that's alot of words isn't it? Here are some pics to drool over....

Anyone else excited for this??

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