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Lanvin/Acne 2010
A century-old Parisian brand reunites with a current denim darling for a second round of casually elegant looks
by Richard Prime
on 23 March 2010
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With one successful collaboration already under their belt, two of fashion's most loved luxury brands recently teamed up again for another winning collection. First lady fave Lanvin and modern multi-disciplinarians Acne this time came up with lightweight, well-cut silhouettes referencing classic looks from both brands. Acne's strength shows in the use of quality Japanese denim over typical wide-shuttle woven alternatives, while the resulting inventive glamour of the dresses, skirts and tops comes from the signature drapes and flourishes of Lanvin's Alber Elbaz.

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Touches of ruffles and ruching, positioned slightly below the hip or nestling on the collar bone, draw the eye to all the right places. While the color scheme mostly tones it all down with shades of black and blue, a jet-black tunic intricately studded with silver and crystals pushes it in a tribal direction with a breastplate design.

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As yet there's no menswear, but if the past two collections are anything to go by, it won't be long. With perfect spring looks and an abundance of style, we wouldn't be surprised if it was a perennial thing. Prices start at $900 and it's all available from Acne's online shop.

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