Illustration by Alber Elbaz
Illustrations by Henry Radford
The Spring/Summer 2011 men’s collection is illustrated beautifully by Henry Radford.
I'm a fashion design student and I'm doing a project about Alber & will love if you can tell me about his fashion sketches
What would you like to know about his sketches? I think Alber is an incredible artist and find that his drawings are very whimsical and charming. I have posted some of his illustrations on the blog which you can find here but other than that you can try Google to find more!
Also, you can purchase notebooks, umbrellas, greeting cards, playing cards, pencils, pens and t-shirts with his sketches on them at Lanvin’s own website. Net-A-Porter also has the illustrated dress notebook, which is one of my favorites. I own the 120th anniversary notebook and one of the bridal ones and love them. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have more specific questions.
Illustration by Alber Elbaz
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had an amazing start to 2011. I just wanted to say hi and thank you to my wonderful followers! I’m so excited for the year ahead!
Sketch by Alber Elbaz
Alber Elbaz’s charming sketches are so lovely that I’m often tempted to print them out, frame them and hang them on my walls. Take for example this whimsical bridal illustration, which showed some of the inspiration behind the first Collection Blanche wedding dresses. If the tiered dress looks familiar, you’d be right if images from the ‘Sex and the City’ movie sprang to mind. This was the Lanvin piece that Carrie Bradshaw wore in that famous wedding dress montage.
Check out this amazing porcelain doll that the sketch also inspired. Created in 2008 in development with ceramics company Franz, the hand-painted dolls are a tribute to the post-war times when French couturiers, including Jeanne Lanvin, showcased their designs in miniature form at the Theâtre de la Mode, due to the lack of fabric available.
Lanvin still sell these wonderful little creations today - the most recent being the mother/daughter dolls which celebrated the brand’s 120th anniversary. I’m hoping they make dolls inspired by the Fall 2010 collection because the black wigs and fur jackets would be so spectacular in miniature form!
Illustration by Derek Cardigan
It’s Love Lanvin’s 50th post and to celebrate this little milestone, I thought it would be a treat to blog about the extremely talented artist Derek Cardigan. I stumbled across Derek’s blog last week and squealed with joy when I saw his interpretation of Lanvin’s Spring 2009 collection. Every detail, from the kohl-rimmed cat eyes right down to the jeweled floral embellishments, is included in his sketch and I think it’s such a charming and whimsical tribute. I love how Derek depicted the pointy heels with ankle ties and I must say that my favorite of the BFFs, is the girl on the far right, with her strawberry blond hair and piercing blue eyes.
Here are the runway looks from Style.com that Derek used as inspiration:
Lanvin isn’t the only brand that Derek illustrates and I adore his interpretations of Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Chloé. I have bookmarked his website and plan on checking back frequently, and I hope to see more illustrations inspired by Lanvin in the future. Spring 2008 or Fall 2010, Derek? :)
If you are a fan of fashion illustrations (or fashion in general!), then I highly recommend checking out Derek’s blog - you will not be disappointed.
Illustration posted with permission from Derek Cardigan. Thank you so much!
P.S. Join Tumblr Derek! :)