"A nice departure from what we usually expect and a chic wearable collection."
Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director of Womenswear
For Lanvin's 125th anniversary designer Alber Elbaz celebrated by issuing re-worked versions of his latest hits so far - and how many there were. Modelled by icons past and present, including Amber Valletta and Edie Campbell, Elbaz opened the show with a series of jersey dresses. Some came with single shoulders, others were belted, others still were plunging and slit to the thigh - but they had in common the simple elegance that is Elbaz's signature. From there, top-stitched tailleurs, raw-edge silk cocktail dresses and lace minidresses paraded in black, white and shades of nude along with one spectacular belted trench. Gowns were long and sinuous, with delicate spaghetti straps and silky tiers.
Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director of Womenswear said: "Alber's SS15 collection for the 125th anniversary of Lanvin showed distinctly less colour than usual. The opening looks were extremely simple fluid dresses and gowns missing the usual draping we love Lanvin for. Then, we moved onto what I love from Lanvin - the sophisticated laces and brocades with floral and reindeer prints. This part of the collection was beautiful, flirty, and commercial. A nice departure from what we usually expect and a chic wearable collection."
Who we saw: Model Amber Valletta
What they wore: A black jersey dress with white buttons snaking up one side
In a nutshell: Impossibly chic
See the Lanvin Autumn Winter 2014 show