Alber Elbaz, who died Saturday, created collections for a half-dozen fashion houses including his own, though it was a 14-year tenure at Lanvin that earned him a place among the Pantheon of great all-time designers.
An intense men’s fashion week starts in Paris on Tuesday, with the ‘Karl for Ever’ event and 60 catwalk shows, including rookie labels Bode, Phipps, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Sies Marjan, and Balmain’s gig-show.
Despite the absence of Givenchy, slated to show at Pitti Uomo, Paris' menswear Fashion Week will welcome a number of returning brands and four new labels: Bode, Phipps, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Sies Marjan.
It’s official. After weeks of rumors, Lucas Ossendrijver, the long-time menswear designer of Lanvin, has left France’s oldest couture house, bringing down the curtain on a 14-year-run at the famous marque.
Lanvin might be going through a lot of convulsions, between changing owners, and chopping and changing women’s designers. But that doesn't seem to have much affected the creative director of menswear, Lucas Ossendrijver.
Lanvin has held initial talks with Haider Ackermann in recent weeks as its new Chinese owners search for a creative director. However, it remains unclear whether Fosun International will hire him, sources have said.