Easy elegance

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 May, 2008, 12:00am

Lanvin Comfort is key this summer, with silks, satins, gauze and ribbons creating fluid lines that accent the silhouette in this light, ready-to-wear collection (right). Materials in the ladies' collection move with the body instead of hindering it, tailored to float freely as billowing dresses or to cling to the form in draped designs. Colours are in neutrals and jewel tones for a touch of frivolity. Similar materials are used in the menswear in the form of kimono sleeves, drawstring trousers, satin capes and ribbons on the hems. Accessories for men and women take on a flamboyant sense of humour this season with unexpected combinations of colour, material and jewellery.