DUBAI: It was a family affair at Lanvin’s menswear show in Paris on Monday when British-Moroccan model Nora Attal took to the runway alongside her brother.
The jet-set runway model took to Instagram to show off her brother’s outfit, but she stopped short of sharing his name.
“Walking with my younger brother at his first show,” the proud sister wrote on her Instagram Stories on Monday.
Attal has walked the runway for some of the world’s leading high-end labels, including Elie Saab, Loewe, Dior and Chanel, and took to the catwalk once again on Monday to show off an ensemble by French fashion house Lanvin.
Inside a lofty indoor swimming pool, French designer Bruno Sialelli unveiled his highly-anticipated sophomore collection for Lanvin.
Given that the former Loewe staffer is the storied house’s fourth designer in four years, there are lots of hopes pinned on him to rescue the world’s oldest continually running couture maison from the creative wilderness, The Associated Press reported.
Channeling styles that might be described as “sailor punk,” Sialelli did just that — rising to the challenge with a show that overflowed with clever ideas.
Rich color — which seems to be Sialelli’s touchstone thus far — was used with panache in a carefully stage-managed set that featured men’s and women’s designs. The pale blue swimming pool doors and multicolor wall mosaics were visible in the background.
A saffron hoodie accompanied a pair of baggy indigo waterproof pants. A duffel coat was fashioned in Air Force blue. And a white sailor’s collar looked like a large, almost diagonal lapel in the Asian style.
Elsewhere, the collection was just plain fun, with a boat print on what resembled a silvery loose pajama.
Quirky, cool, cute and a lot of fun to look at — and clearly to wear — Sialelli turned out a collection that played with every cliché of the French summer and seaside and somehow made them look new.
Not for him the frail models that often dominate the Paris catwalk.
“I wanted the boys to eat well and to look healthy and strong,” he told AFP.
“Now I need a holiday, he added. “I mean, I love my work but holidays are the best things in life, no?”