Paris fashion is like a theatre play with a new act every season. Each fresh designer faces the same conundrum: How much to re-enact the stylistic themes and motifs of a famous, but faded, fashion company? How much history? How much newness? And how long can this go on? There seems to be a constant supply of historic houses in the Paris collections, some of which were heroes to a local clientele; few who could have been global, as we understand that worldwide vision today.
Yet the story rolls on, with the hope that a spirited figure can revitalise a dormant brand and continue its growth.
Lanvin by Bruno Sialleli: Poetry in the Rain
The gods were against him. The rain poured relentlessly over the Lanvin collection. It dripped from the trees in the green garden of the musée du quai Branly. It slid over the transparent plastic umbrellas and turned the runway into a river.
“I was thinking about these young people who constantly walk around with their earphones on. We talk about individualism and being enclosed in ourselves; in the end, there is something that should be accepted, with some beauty in it. There is even an idea of a journey. Travelling inside your own head.”