In April, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz will land in Dubai for his first public appearance in the UAE to showcase pieces from Lanvin’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, as well as creations made exclusively for the brand’s Middle Eastern patrons. Of Moroccan origin, Elbaz felt the urge to return to the region after witnessing an exhibit in Paris that paid homage to Jeanne Lanvin and prompted the designer to think about his birthplace. The connection he felt to his roots radiated throughout his Fall/Winter 2015 collection, which parlayed Middle Eastern influence into archival prints and structured silhouettes decorated with fringe and passementerie. On the inspiration behind these exclusive designs, Elbaz tells Savoir Flair exclusively, “I’m inspired by many women. It’s about getting interested in a story. I want to evoke emotions and touch beauty. Women should be free, so I don’t want to dictate a style. These exclusives can reflect all the needs of women. I always feel that I am doing my work for different ages. I do clothes for mothers, I do clothes for their daughters. I don’t just go with cool party girls, but I dress women, whether they are younger or older, whether they are mother or daughter.”
Dubai eagerly awaits his arrival — both Elbaz and his collection of limited-edition designs are due to make a resounding impact on our region. Click through the gallery for a first look at the dresses made exclusively for the Middle East.
Photos: Courtesy of Lanvin