Alber Elbaz’ designs for women at Lanvin are famous for the technical and constructional genius, while retaining the appearance of simplicity and sophistication. It appears Lanvin’s menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver has learned from Alber’s style, producing his best collection in recent history. From the new proportions of the suit to the bias cutting of the jackets, Lucas’ designs were on trend, yet seemed to go above and beyond anything else we’ve seen. Belted jackets and overcoats constructed new shapes, while fitted jackets and trousers contrasted with rugged boots, backpacks, and military fabrics to create the perfect collision between gentleman and danger man. All of this, of course, was surrounded by Parisian touches, like the bowties, ruffled shirts, and fitted knitwear. Lucas Ossendrijver did what every great designer can do, evolve their brand in a sensible way (and remaining true to core values) while keeping effortlessly on trend. Take a peek at my favourite looks from the collection after the jump!