The style testing lab. I think that Lanvin is the only competitor of Prada in terms of aesthetic/cultural thinking. The link between the two maisons is the intuition that – unexpectedly – bring back one or more forgotten trends to the top, spreading a new depth to menswear collection; every season, Lanvin’s fashion, as well as Prada’s, reinvents itself, redefining in a completely new way the codes of menswear. Lucas Ossendrijver, designer of Lanvin’s male line, compares the entire project to “a lab where we test several ideas”. And then: “In this creative lab, I am a kind of scientist in continuous testing. Shapes are updated, cuts are less stiff and more fluid, to satisfy the tastes of contemporary fashion. New volumes are made by folds, crimpings and staggered seams. The maison has still the privilege of being independent and this allows us to be creatively free”. From techno/sport inspired collections to that one in stores now: a s/s that launches a link between fashion and tailoring. A new, surprising elegance. Picture by Michael Woolley for Style Magazine: above, Lanvin silver nylon jacket (s/s 2013) and, below, a Lanvin s/s 2014 look.
Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.