Alber Elbaz’s digital world
Alber Elbaz created a world perfect for the digital age for Lanvin's Resort 2016 collection.
The pre-spring collection was full of bright colours and patterns, like a blue and black abstract leopard print that was used for a dress, shirt and skirt, as well as wallpaper and a couch.
“I realised the moment we’re living in is one in which we must document everything we do. People are not talking, they’re posting; they’re not listening, they’re taping; and they’re not looking, they’re filming. So I thought, in that case, let’s create a world that’s good for digital. The dresses match the pillows, and the pillows match the shoes," Alber explained to The Hollywood Reporter.
Other bold graphics on offer include sequined stripes; seen in navy and green on a long sleeved dress and silver and blue on a navy sweater.
The talents of Parisian artist Cyril Hatt were called upon for the showcase, with a life size red Mini Cooper made out of paper on display. The car appeared to have been partly demolished, and there was also a giraffe nearby.
"With everything in digital, it’s nice that some people are still using paper," Alber smiled. "I wanted a mix between the real and the surreal, the truth and the fake. The car looked like it crashed, but this is an illusion, it’s paper. The whole idea was to work for a couple of months in the studio and to make clothes that wouldn’t crash — clothes that wouldn’t fake it or work on effects.”