GlamBite: Lanvin JL, the new classic

“Bowling LanvinJL” is a new classic bag outlining a freshpoint of view on the daytime wardrobe in the latest release from Lanvin forsummer 2012. Luxurious fabrics of fine quality leather are composed in apalette of noble shades including sand, black, gold, brown and black. There isalso a refined selection of patterns including mélange of python skin or shinychestnut. The bag trademark is highlighted with the stitched initials JL. Byreinvention of classic proportions, the bag joins both traditional craftsmanshipand forwarding step in practicality of use. As a result every sophisticated daylook accompanied with LanvinJL will effect in exclusive elegance.
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Leather statement: Preview from the Fall 2011 Part I

They say:“better late than never” – I planed to write such post about leather statementon the Fall/winter 2011/2012 catwalks since late August. Nevertheless,Fall/Winter is on its full chase to the middle of the season and it seems to bea perfect timing for release as a December roundup.
Leather isone of my desired subjects in fashion because of its dignity, edginess andtimelessness – check

Vintage Leather ind. – Vintage Journey with Fashion time machine.

 I am absolutely under a great impression of the latest modificationsin fashion of this traditional yet timeless material because of its versatilityand adaptability. It is one of few statements giving the impression of strengthand chic to the look. There is also a great room for fetish influences as well.There are designers who used the leather like a tool sculpturingdifferent forms, releasing numerous messages and giving a great significance totheir own trademark. These designers’ work makes my heart meltingbecause of their approach to fashion treating it like a form of expression notlike a chase of the latest trends.

AnnDemeuleemester Fall/winter 2011/2012
Ann Demeuleemester created a poetic vision of modern army of amazons, bird-like creatures and mythological fauns armored in leather ensembles, feather headpieces and goat furs and chains. The show was accompanied with the melancholic melody of Erik Satie’s piano compositions entitled “Trois Gymnopedies” though the finale of echoes of Black Swan by Tchaikovsky . There is a great range of unique leather pieces – musketeer gloves, wedge boots, leather belts with bandoliers with feathers instead of bullets, leather leggings, and deconstructed lacing girdles and one-of-a-kind collars.


JunyaWatanabe Fall/winter 2011/2012
The catwalkof Junya Watanabe presented the sculptural modifications of the leather jacket –hybrids of cocoon shapes, cape designs, coats, suits and leather dresses withNew Look theory behind. The carving concept of the leather is also stronglyvisible in other parts of ensemble – textured tops, voluminous dresses, drapedplaysuits, crinkly pants and skirts.


Helmut Lang Pre-Fall 2012

Spider web intricacy and edgy, androgynous stamp of layers and leather texture by Helmut Lang only deepen my affinity to this unique fashion label. The creative team of Nicole and Michael Colovos were highly influenced by the complexityof the lace fabrication forming one of a kind print lace on tops and sheerimpressions with grungy knitwear or impressive graphic pieces with lightweight fabrics. There is also a great room with significant layering of Helmut Lang whether appears on the tops – blazers, coats and kimono like leather jacketspaired with cigarette pants or in drapery jersey dresses and skirts. The colorpalette involves hues of black, lime green, white and delicate grey.
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