The Happy Le 10 Ans collection by Lanvin
Anything Lanvin puts a smile on my face, whether it’s a dreamy dress or the adorable Alber Elbaz, who is my all-time favourite designer. I guess a happy designer equals happy accessories, hence the theme of the brand’s latest collection “Happy” Les 10 Ans which commemorates Alber’s 10 year anniversary at the house (click here for the scoop).
Lanvin’s accessories have become super covetable in recent years from the crystal encrusted necklaces and ribbon trimmed handbags to the ubiquitous slip-on ballerina flats. This capsule collection, however, is a trip down memory lane as it pays tribute to Lanvin’s iconic codes and signatures (10 to be exact) from animal prints to pearls.
Indeed many of the pieces bring to mind my own collection of Lanvin goodies. The bag covered with tulle strips reminds me of my first set of Lanvin pearls (there is also a five-strand tulle-covered pearl necklace) while the animal print series features one of my favourite panther prints from the 2010 collection. Some bags come decorated with embroideries of Alber’s whimsical sketches, which have covered everything from iphone covers to La Duree macaroon boxes.
Since this is the season of embellishments there are plenty of those too from the large medallion encrusted with the initials JL to the Happy bag embroidered in diamanté sand sequins.
If the collection doesn’t make you smile (and believe me it WILL) at least you’ll be the proud owner of a piece of Lanvin’s fashion history.
The collection is currently available at all Lanvin boutiques and online at www.lanvin.com.