At first glance, it all appeared a somewhat safe affair and I was indifferent but on closer inspection, it’s easy to understand the appreciative applause given by the audience following the showing. As Ms. Susie Bubble might say, it’s all in the deets and what deets they were. Ossendrijver employed pintucking, pleating and ruching to achieve a collection which was coherent, exciting and yet very much relaxed. The pyjama trend, which has cropped up several times since Dolce and Gabbana showed a while ago, was also evident at Lanvin with pants and shorts voluminous and pleasingly slouchy.
But it wasn’t all sack-sized. What, for me, was the highlight of the collection was entirely the opposite of the aforementioned – lean, lean, lean pants with almost sensual ruching.
One of his best yet?
Images from Men’s Style