For Alber Elbaz, it was an impromptu focus group. Waiting in line for two hours to service his dead cell phone at French mobile giant SFR’s Champs-Elysées flagship gave Lanvin’s creative director what he calls a “master class in enlightening my vision of the bag.”
Elbaz and Lanvin are heightening their focus on accessories, studiously polishing their range to better mirror the clothing line.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"