Lanvin - Women's Spring/Summer 2020 collection in Paris (with interviews)
Artistic director: bruno salielliinspiration: the designer was inspired by illustrator winsor mccay’s “little nemo in slumberland”, stories of a little boy who lived through fantastic adventures in his dreams, told in 1905 every week in the new york herald. a mixed collection, males and females parade together.collection: a very structured start with trouser suits, dresses with pleats and pockets, unlined coats with balloon sleeves and kimono jackets. even lanvin denim is seen through baggy jeans and long skirts.the “little nemo” prints are found all over the outfits, shirts and pleated jersey.powdery tones, moving to more vivid colours with checks. draped and iridescent dresses at the end make use of an ancient embroidery technique called “mukesh”, coming from egypt and made by embroiderers in india.to note: the staging immersed in the gardens of the quai branly museum in paris, with headsets for each guest, playing the show’s music.interviews with:bruno sialelli:the show was called slumberland with reference to the comic books of the 10’s called “little nemo in slumberland”, which were created by the illustrator winsor mccay for the new york herald. it’s a story of a little boy who falls asleep and has surreal dreams which i found interesting. it imposes something gentle, something that immerses us in fifteen minutes of a narrative evolution in fact. nicolas maury:i think that bruno’s designs could be subtitled “supreme softness” and that is what i like, the softness, but at the same time the architecture, the blurriness and the looseness with big builder axis. i love it. zahia:i loved it. i was completely carried into his universe and i loved the end. there was a very dreamlike, magical side and above all i loved all the pieces. i want to wear everything, i cannot wait. bruno sialelli:we reworked a lanvin print of the 70’s. this print was used for all the draped dresses at the end, which are in “mukesh”, a technique called “mukesh”. however, this technique, this skill, has in fact been lost, there are only a few women who know how to do embroidery like it. music from the show (for use only in context of the show, under cover of the right to information).