Lanvin Men’s SS 2021

Lanvin Men’s Spring Summer Collection 2021: LE PALAIS IDEAL

On the final day of digital Men’s Paris fashion week, the oldest parisian fashion house Lanvin launched its newest collection which creative vision transports us to a place far away.

Devised during lockdown, these images reflect a subconscious desire for escape and adventure.

Article David Paul


“A dream as reality - a fantasy of fashion.” For Spring 2021, Lanvin creative director Bruno Sialelli explores the notion of reverie, of memories real and make-believe, of fantastical characters and invented narratives. The inventive looks are carefully composed with gloves, shoes, turban hats, sunglasses, referential to the glamour of interwar couture, and the fantasy of fashion proposed by cinema. Sialelli wanted to start a dialogue between the real and the imaginary informs of the new collection. As well as the clothes themselves are an interplay of masculine and feminine, for him and for her. A conversation much needed in today’s time and age.

‘LE PALAIS IDEAL’ showcases a playful composition which echoes within Lavin’s traditional history, from reusing buttons shaped like the bottle of the 1927 Lanvin parfum Arpège, to redefining male’s long lasting picture of masculinity by offering a new invented french elegance to a new generation.

The combination the of the earth tones and the locations of the collection’s imagery epitomizes these ideas of ‘Le Palais Idéal’, with an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture executed by Ferdinand Cheval, a French postman who literally made his dream. Built over thirty-three years at the turn of the twentieth century, his reimagining of a medieval castle became a point of homage and pilgrimage to artists such as André Breton, Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst. Here, the Ideal Palace becomes a total work of art, framing clothes devised for its imaginary inhabitants.