PARIS: The defilée was short this time but extremely to the point. In this short amount of time I was taken on a journey, a journey to some place I was happy to be part of. That is how everyone felt who saw Lanvin last night. When we finally arrived I had a quick chat after the défilée with Alber Elbaz who explains it all.
IRMA: What journey did you take us on?
A.E: The nicest journeys are the ones where we do not know the destination. It could be also a travel into the inside of oneself.
IRMA: What was the main intention of your creation this time?
AE: I was thinking of armory, all kinds of armor, but not the ones which are involved in war and warriors. It was more a uniform for an oratory, something formal without being too serious. I took details of scaffoldings but I took them into a different way.
IRMA: Where did your journey start?
A.E.: I guess there where I came from in Morocco, I got inspired by lots of details I was familiar with, colors, scents….
IRMA: What do you think about when your journey began?
A.E.: I think of color, texture and scent, yes, scent is very important. Everything which is far away, very far away and that comes closer, more and more. I would say, this collection is a homage to where I come from.
IRMA: What makes you happy?
A.E.: Oh, that is something I cannot say in a sentence or in a word, I would need much more time.
IRMA: Thank you, Mr. Elbaz