Today is the day! Thousands of fashion lovers all over the country have been poring, surreptitiously at work or unapologetically lolling on the sofa in a full-on fashion coma, over their computer screens, hearts-a-flutter, to admire and absorb the preview images of the forthcoming Lanvin for H & M collection. And it is fair to say that very few of us have been disappointed. Lanvin is a label built on craftsmanship and desire, and Elbaz specialises in imbuing killer dresses and accessories with a tantalising fairytale factor that no would-be princess could willingly pass up.
It’s a super-feminine, uber-covetable range of pretty pieces; beribboned, bejewelled and perfect for the party season, and full of Lanvin trademarks like romantic ruffles and stunning fabrics. Think modern Marie Antoinette. The sheer diversity of what is on offer is applaudable; everything from frocks to heels, jewellery, bags, coats and even menswear. I highly recommend that you acquaint yourself with each and every lust-inducing item, so that come November 23rd, you can make an educated lunge for whatever takes your fancy most. But here are my highlights, so steer clear!
OK, so the above wish-list isn’t so much select highlights as practically the whole collection! But I couldn’t resist showcasing all of these Lanvin lovelies: ladies, see you at the checkout!