27
Dec
08

Jon: Lanvin and Acne collaboration falls short…

 When I first heard about the upcoming Lanvin and Acne collaboration, I had very high hopes. Both labels have always had a very keen eye for the modernist urban dandy style that they so commonly send down the runway. Where they have largely differed in the past  though is in their over-all approach to the aesthetic; Acne choosing to explore a more blue collar mod look while Lanvin was more focused on ultra-chic socialite party clothes. The grey area between these two design choices, one would assume, would be something cleanly styled, but with an everyday wearability. Basically, something worth getting excited for and, dare I say it, maybe even saving up to buy.

Unfortunately, the actual end product looks like it is from the Gap’s Fall 2004 collection. Chambray shirt dresses?! Denim sweet heart tops?! Puffy shapeless choir girl shifts?! Not to mention those heinous wide leg mom gardening jeans…

I just don’t get it. Do the designers at Lanvin and Acne really think that this is the direction that fashion is taking?

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1 Response to “Jon: Lanvin and Acne collaboration falls short…”


  1. 1 The Bearded Traveler
    January 6, 2009 at 2:58 am

    I like the little jean number on the right!
    …but it is true that there is no REVOLUTION
    going on here.


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