LANVIN FW Menswear Collection 2016/17

To mark his ten years as the men’s style director at Lanvin, Lucas Ossendrijver has chosen to go beyond a mere retrospective and look to the very heart of his craft: the garment itself. Heavy basting stitches, shirts printed in faux patchwork and overdyed by hand, jacket sleeves constructed inside out with interior seams in thick cotton thread, hidden belts, a fur coat decorated with metal rings and leather strip.

This season, the notion of surprise adds a further sense of poetry to the clothes, bringing a sense of difference, the personality that sublimes the underlying character. A delicate thread hanging from a sleeve, the movement of a slightly wide plaited bracelet on a wrist, the structure of a long scarf with a fringe formed by hanging ribbons.

Here are my favourite looks from their Paris show earlier this week:

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These unexpected details add up to take a silhouette to a further level, and to create a series of unusual experiments in textiles, highlighted by the central idea of craftsmanship, symbolized this season by the symbol of a tool itself, whether a saw or a key, presented as accessories (pendants, keyrings) or printed on knits.

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Founder of SMF. Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo. He currently resides in Dubai, UAE, and has made it his mission to become best buddies with the Sheikh.