Just a week ago I have said goodbye to Raf Simons’ Dior, and we are already at it again saying goodbye to another greatness called Alber Elbaz of Lanvin where he shaped the brand into what it is now with 14 years of hard work. This crazy speed up shows how fashion is moving on a weirdly fast pace. Can we move along? Can the designers achieve their goals? Do we want it? All those collections that are so mashed up in style lately, that you can basically wear anything and be trendy. Trend reports became similar to one another, while we have gotten to the point where trends come with designers themselves. Designer trends perhaps? We said goodbye to theatrical designers and pushed them away, and now we are moving away from the best of the best to give space to stylist designers that change the catwalk into one big fast fashion Zara with a different price tag. I do wonder when this overworking engine will blow up.
Back to another fantastic man, Alber Elbaz, the funny man of fashion. I will miss his charismatic personality, the humorous but erotic fashion sense, that is his and his only. The man who made these unique perfect works of art into something so effortless looking.
“Fashion is like a fruit. You couldn’t eat it a day before and you couldn’t eat it a day after. It’s just about today.”
“Wear flats. You’re short. It’s much cooler not to pretend.”
“A sheer top with a revealing décolleté, that’s sexy. But when you’re wearing something that’s all covered up, save for an open back, that’s erotic.”
“I created the peplum so you can eat in it. You can have a dessert, you can have another sandwich.”