Monday 26th June

| BY Jack Moss

Lanvin: Menswear SS18

You always sort of forget just how good Lucas Ossendrijver’s menswear is until you are reminded twice yearly at the shows. Because it’s really very good. And what’s good about it is this: these are clothes that reflect what people are, or want to be, wearing, but played with enough to make the offering feel entirely new. Here, that meant this continuing exploration of streetwear – generously proportioned clothing that teetered somewhere between tailoring and sportswear.

Trousers were baggy, sitting high on the waist, so too the shorts bucked the mini-short trend, coming all the way down to just below the knee. Tailored jackets were roomy and elongated, meaning that the lapel fell just below the waistband, and mac-like jackets crossed messily over the front of the body, and were worn with these oversized collars that reached all the way out across the shoulder. And sporty flourishes throughout – toggle fastenings, sporty polo shirts, ultra-lightweight parachute parkas. It’s another one of our shopping list shows. Want, need, everything etc. etc.

Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans