Lanvin designer Cristina Ortiz reworked the season's
loose, sexy silhouette in a simple palette of white,
tan, black, pink and red. Billowy short dresses, paillette-trimmed
off-the-shoulder blouson tops and tab-collar shirts with
keyhole cutouts played up the current
cocktail-dressing motif. Beaded bell tops were paired
with fitted knee-length skirts, and simple pantsuits
were worn with masculine shirts.
Ortiz's designs were in tune with the fashion moment, but parts of her collection seemed overly derivative. The studded skirts and dresses with a woman's face on them brought to mind Chloé's embroidered looks; the diamente plunging bodysuits and the edging on white trousers were at times reminiscent of Loewe. Ortiz's collection was well cut, but the house of Lanvin has yet to develop a strong personal identity under her creative direction.