Alber

First of all I am so chocked that Alber Elbaz has left Lanvin, I can’t quite belive it! I was reading on WWD, and found his speech he did at Thursday night’s Fashion Group International Night of Stars event so inspiring and I wanted to share an extract of it. 

“I prefer whispering. I think it goes deeper and I think it stays longer. It seems to be that sometimes it’s almost more important that the dress looks good in the photo than it looks good or feels good on the body. Sometimes when I see clients trying dresses, I see that before they even go to the mirror, they just take a selfie and look at themselves in the selfie. And tell me what they like about the belt. Maybe the selfie is becoming the new mirror. If that’s the case and we will not have mirrors in the world, who will tell us the truth?

“We are living today in a smart world, a world of very smart design. Today it’s all about smart design, smart thinking, smart product, technology, rapidity….Adidas says, ‘The future is now.’ Today a 12-year-old girl living in the middle of nowhere with technology can see all the shows in Paris live — the show, the front row, the backstage, the celebrities — wow. Technology makes her dream come true. That girl, like many others, is living in a dream. But can we imagine a world without dreams. A world without dreams is not always a beautiful world. Dreams make us go forward. Dreams make me run forward. And people who know me, know that I don’t like to run in the park.”

This extract was taken from the website WWD.com

Le jour d’avant

Ok first I apologise for the non french speakers, as this video, I could only find in french…

While in Paris for a speedy holiday (3 days holidays is too short!), I tumbled across this amazing documentary on the channel called Arte. It’s called the day before, and basically film what’s going on a few days before the fashion show of known fashion houses. The one I watched was on Lanvin and Alber Elbaz.

I completely feel in love with the brand, and the crazy madness that happens before the show. It’s so interesting and while on the hunt to find a little video of it on youtube, I could only find a few bits, and discovered at the same time that other fashion house were also filmed for this same documentary. So it must have other episodes… (I saw there was jean Paul Gaultier which I am hunting next…)

So here is the video, and I will post later another beauty based video I fell upon on my youtube search that you english speaker can enjoy too.

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Lanvin RTW 2012
Photo from Style.com

Well 10 years of more cool and beautiful pieces, love the strong and confident women he portrays, I like that she doesn’t take herself too seriously too.

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Lanvin Spring 2012 RTW (photo from Style.com)