When I glimpsed a headline this morning mentioning big changes at Lanvin, my heart sank. I have not yet quite got over the leaving of Nicolas G from Balenciaga or Stefano P from YSL (ok SL, then!) and I read om with dread, expecting to hear some horrid news about Alber Elbaz. But no. Thank goodness it was news of managing director Thierry Andretta leaving. Now I am not downgrading what Andretta has done for Lanvin – his work on the label’s global expansion and brand growth is very much credit worthy. But I am just glad what I don’t have to deal with the departure of another great designer right now. Not strong enough for that yet.
Anyway (as if I need an excuse) here is a lovely video of Elbaz’s Fall 2013 collection. And breathe
Hey! What! Please….don’t back away. I won’t bite.
Look, I know we serpents don’t have the best reputation – what with the whole Garden of Eden thing, that shifty so-and-so Kaa in The Jungle Book and those crazy tearaways on that plane – but we are not all like that. Some of us have a seriously soft, silky, strictly non-venomous side too.
Just give me a chance and I am sure we’ll be the best of friendsssssssssss. After all, I only want to give you a little squeeze…………
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Style Sequel Towers is bursting at the seams with the most amazing pieces from fashion’s biggest luxury brands. This week we are delighted to bring you an amazing selection of superb coats; very fitting for this time of year.
If your tastes lie in the avant garde why not indulge in this stunning coat from the Preen ‘Line’ AW10 collection. Made from a soft black rabbit fur with butter soft suede biker jacket inspired sleeves, it has stunning sculptural shoulders and comes with a thick black leather belt to cinch in the waist for that perfect hourglass silhouette.
Or if you prefer something a little more pared down we have this beautifully snug puffa coat from Jil Sander. Seriously stylish and smart with deep horizontal down filled quilting, it has Sander’s typically restrained design with superb shaping for a perfectly flattering fit.
If relaxed luxury is what you are looking for then how about this coat from Lanvin’s AW10 collection? Made from a heavy dark navy wool blend, it has the most amazing strong yet subtle structure with a robe inspired loose shape and waterfall collar.
For fur lovers we have this divine jet black, glossy rabbit fur coat from Matthew Williamson; irresistibly soft with beautiful oversize shawl lapels.
Last, but very much not least is this absolutely incredible limited edition coat from Missoni’s AW01 catwalk. Only 150 of these were produced. Made from a thick midnight blue and black wool and mohair with glorious hand made patchwork panelling through the shoulders and on the back. Stunning quality and a must for collectors and Missoni addicts.
To see these and more of our fabulous pieces visit our What’s New page.