October 06, 1999
Cristina Ortiz presented a subtle yet striking collection for Lanvin, with her famously slim, sleek trousers taking center stage. They were done in black, lilac, red and cocoa, in fabrics ranging from canvas to leather to coated cotton. The highlight was a stunning beaded pair that faded from hazelnut to green. Ortiz also created sharp leather jackets, fitted shirtdresses, and practical jacquard dresses with ruched necks and waistlines. For her finale, Ortiz sent out a series of colorful evening gowns with appliqués resembling glittering broken tiles.