Lanvin has done the menswear-buying public two great favours in the designing of its capsule collection for H&M. The first, and most obvious, is accessibility in regards to pricepoint. At retail, the pieces range in price from £14.99 for a tee shirt to £149.99 for a suit. The second, is accessibility in regards to wearability. Lanvin's menswear collections are complex and detail heavy, and often constructed in fabrics typically reserved for couture. I always think the clothes are incredible and beautiful but near impossible to wear unless you're a billionaire flâneur. Luxurious coloured silk blazer and trouser sets might sound romantic, but romance swiftly dies when you're cutting down trees and engaging in other typical masculine pursuits. The Lanvin collection for H&M appears to be a pared back version of designer Lucas Ossendrijver's best work. Amazing coats, sophisticated eveningwear, quirky accessories and perfect shirting – all boxes are ticked. My favourite of the lot is the midnight blue shawl-lapel tuxedo jacket (above). It doesn't get any better than that.
See it all below.
The 40 piece collection hits stores in 200 locations on Tuesday 23 November. If you're in one of those countries lucky enough to get the goods, get in there as quickly as possible. No doubt it'll sell out within hours, and quite deservedly.
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