Lanvin is landing in H&M from Monday worldwide (and from Saturday in the US). Just like with every other designer/high-street collaboration, I haven’t been particularly excited upon hearing the announcement, because I admit it, I am a little blasé by now. I have seen Lagerfeld, I have seen Viktor & Rolf, I have seen Comme des Garçons. I own one piece from each of these collaborations, but I never queued up for it. It was always good fortune that put it in my way.
With Lanvin, it is different. I own some Lanvin pieces and love them to death (the kind of death by moths that happens to clothes you don’t dare to wear because they are so precious). So I love Lanvin, who doesn’t? I love the idea of affordable Lanvin. Again, who doesn’t? Three days away from the launch of the collection, I am now curious to see and try on some of the pieces. I would have liked to see more casual Lanvin though. Something to wear everyday rather than occasion wear. The dresses are all very cute, but let’s face it, I don’t go to the prom every night. Maybe I should?
Photographs and video courtesy of H&M – Illustration by Alber Elbaz, photos from the NY show by Dan Lecca.