Lanvin Resort 2013
Pajamas and athletic gear informed Alber Elbaz as he was designing his Resort 2013 collection for Lanvin — but that doesn't mean his offering this season is any less luxurious than it ever has been. Instead of making garments that simply look casual, Elbaz said he wanted to create clothing that was "as easy to wear as a tracksuit." He achieved this by taking technical fabrics — like parachute silk and materials normally reserved to make bras and space blankets — and forming them into floral print jackets, voluminous skirts and coats, and more than one deconstructed dress cinched at the waist with elastic. Elbaz also placed a new emphasis on handbags, which are shown with many looks in the collection. "I heard that bags are very important in fashion," he said.