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
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