Lanvin went to dreamland for its latest release
First, Lanvin was counting sheep (on the sweater vest of Harry Styles, naturally). Then, it focused on other dreamers of yore. For in the French label's latest release, there's a new frontman, and he's called Little Nemo.
First debuted in 1905 by American cartoonist Winsor McCay, the animated world's favourite narcoleptic has seen new life in a range of apparel and accessories by Lanvin with creative director Bruno Sialelli staying faithful to the outfit's new graphic aesthetic. On each piece is a scene from Little Nemo's adventures, as each night he dreams of meeting the Princess of Slumberland and encounters inter-solar system travel, mermaids, dinosaurs and a friend called Flip on the way.
It's as trippy as it sounds. It's also quite fun, as the big trend for punchy cartoon-like motifs endures. For SS18, Prada looked to the world of anime. Supreme too adapted the artwork of 1988 classic Akira in a limited release. Even Tommy Hilfiger had a dabble with the Looney Tunes just a month ago. It's an easy statement to make as menswear transitions into the summer period, and one that can be easily anchored by the stuff already in your wardrobe: classic white T-shirts, tailored trousers and the like.
The range itself – a tightly-curated mix of shirts, sweatshirts, cardigans and totes – are largely available online, and thus prove Little Nemo as a sleep psychologist's dream - and yours too for the season ahead.
Available online at lanvin.com now.