25 Mar
Build your own brick-fashioned high-fashion show

On the heels of the success of the LEGO feature-film, LEGO has created this set of fashion-powerhouse figurines exclusively for Harper’s Bazaar. The toy fashion panel specifically includes the one, the only, Donatella Versace, as well as a trio of other industry icons: Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld. Attracting a decidedly different market than the […]


28 Nov
Leather upper, reinforced snakeskin toe & cross-over elastic wrap

The French duo behind Lanvin have introduced their latest boot based on outdoor-inspired looks. The Tall Hiking Boot is characterized by a rugged leather upper, a reinforced toe with textured snakeskin leather, a contrast heel and welded eyelets. Of course head designer Alber Elbaz is never one to shy away from crafting shoes with some […]


1 Jul
Let's face it, dirt should only be stepped on by $1,500 shoes

What kind of mental buffoon would wear $1,500 boots to go hiking in, you may ask? Probably the kind of person who deserves to get their credit card stolen. If there is any piece of footwear that necessitates performance over luxury it would be hiking boots, but Alber Elbaz seems to disagree. The couture French […]


3 Mar
More premium high tops for Spring/Summer 2011

Lucas Ossendrijver and Alber Elbaz continue their submissions into the luxury sneaker market with these canvas and lizard leather ankle sneakers. Part of Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, the premium high tops feature the textured brown leather with a inside zipper for easy access. Pick them up at colette for $865.


13 Sep
$5 mountaineering looks, $130 pricetag

Although Lanvin is usually right on the money (and who isn’t excited about their upcoming H&M collaboration), I have to question Alber Elbaz’ judgment on this accessory release. Why someone would fork out $130 for a $5 karabiner you can pick up at any sporting goods store is beyond me. Sure, there’s the little Lanvin […]


7 Jul
Boot-inspired sneakers from the house of Lanvin

Parisian luxury house Lanvin have taken two traditional boot shapes and given them the subtle sneaker treatment for their 2011 Spring/Summer Collection. GQ gives us the first look of Lanvin’s chukka above, constructed of a slightly stressed woven upper. There’s also a hiking boot-looking high-top sneaker after the Jump, both styles sharing what head designer […]


5 Feb
Limited edition 2010 spring/summer line

You really can’t go wrong when Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz teams up with Swedish denim line Acne, as they continue to do for their 2010 Spring/Summer line. Today they released a first look at their new high top — being Acne, denim is a must. The sneakers also feature highlight piping and a Missoni-like zigzag design. […]