If there was one thing I’ve taken away from any SS17 fashion interview it would have to be Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver when he uttered the words “I decided to be creative. There’s not much else I can do.” In the time and space we are in where terrorism, war, recession and other pointless tragedies have become normalised, it feels like we have lost our balance and partially accepted destruction, hate and fear. What else can we do but fall back on our basic functions for some self-imposed normality. But maybe normal isn’t what we really need, not to sound cliché but what we really need is more love. Which is probably why I gravitated towards the SS17 Lanvin collection regardless of what Lucas said thanks to its humours and romantic motifs of cupid’s arrows, stars, love poems and roses across a variety of garments. As someone who literally doesn’t wear their heart on their sleeve, perhaps a little romance and passion is exactly what I need in my fashion to bring some love and light in to my daily life when the world feels so dark. Maybe a little cupid arrow could point us all in the right direction.
Shirt Lanvin, long sleeve tee Acne Studios, trousers McQ Alexander McQueen, belt Gucci, sunglasses Saint Laurent, trainers Common Projects