PARIS – Alber Elbaz’s rejuvenation of Lanvin is spreading further into the men’s department, with a new-look store coming to London’s Savile Row this fall.
The 1,600-square-foot boutique at 30-32, which will replace an outmoded unit on New Bond Street, will showcase the French brand’s runway collection, its classic 15 Faubourg line plus made-to-measure, a pillar of Lanvin’s men’s wear business since the ‘20s.
“Men’s is showing a great dynamic,” said Lanvin president Paul Deneve, also disclosing plans to renovate its flagship men’s store here on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.
Renovations, to be done in stages, commenced earlier this week and are to be completed by September. Besides a new design concept, the 6,500-square-foot men’s store will house a VIP room for its bespoke clients on the third floor.
Deneve said Lanvin counts some 120 clients for bespoke, with suits starting at 5,000 euros and running up to 20,000 euros (or about $7,850 to $31,400). Men’s wear represented 31 percent of Lanvin’s buinsess last year, Deneve said. Lanvin is slated to show its spring/summer 2009 collection, overseen by Elbaz and designed by Dior Homme alum Lucas Ossendrijver, on Sunday at the end of Men’s Fashion Week here.
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@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia