Don’t you find it interesting to hear about what the backstory is to a lot of your favourite brands? It’s always great when there seems to be a sense of history behind More »
Don’t you find it interesting to hear about what the backstory is to a lot of your favourite brands? It’s always great when there seems to be a sense of history behind the things that you’re wearing, so that you feel as though you’ve got something to really grab about when you’re wearing it among other people. We at FW Publishing have decided that today, we should turn our attention over to Jeanna Lanvin. You never know what sort of secrets you might be able to uncover, once you start digging into the tales behind some of these companies. With luxury brands, in particular, they often have to lot to boast about, so read on as we give you a rundown of how these guys ended up becoming the force that they are in the industry today. Harvey Nichols does Lanvin justice in-store and on-line, you can find them here.
Being the eldest in a large family of 11 children, you just knew that something was going to come of Jeanne-Marie and the expectations eventually became a reality. By the age of 16, she was already showing an interest in fashion by training is dressmaking and it would begin a string of events that would take her towards making her own Paris-based fashion line and expanding into things such as perfumes.
Don’t feel as though you’re under any sort of pressure to do so, but it’s almost certain that reading this has made you want to find some Lavin products. Look out to see if any of the perfumes grab you or other things seems to have gotten your attention after you went through this, as there’s it’s a great time to jump in and see what’s come from their direction as of late. You might be after some of the clothing items or maybe in the elegant accessories that they’re known for, so make a thing of checking what they have on offer and see whether it fits in with what you’re after at the moment. If your instinct isn’t to get something to great yourself, feel free to make somebody else happy instead and see what would make a great gift.
Women have a lot to celebrate this year (like every year) and it’s a must that someone is there to show their appreciation towards them and all that they achieve. Encouraging them to more great things is one of the best ways to get even better things out of them and to keep them motivated to keep doing even more. It’s been decided by Harper’s Bazaar. At the annual Women of the Year Awards, they decided that famed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood should claim the title of ‘Inspiration of the Year’ thanks to the way that she is still standing strong as one of the biggest names in the fashion world, despite who long she’s been around in the fickle industry.
David Wallism was the host of the event and he was sure to give Westwood the credit that she deserves for all the work that she’s put in over the years. Looking back over the history of the brand and what it’s been able to achieve over that lengthy period of time (if we assume that we’re beginning from looking at her early 1980s work, it shows just how much she’s been able to contribute to the fashion industry. Back when she got her initial break in all of this, she was seen as an outsider who was forcibly making their way through to the forefront by putting a chic, luxury twist on youth culture at the time. With Punk being prominent back then, finding a way to make it work in that context felt strange, but her drive ensured that things would eventually go to plan as they did.
You can see why Harper’s Bazaar would honour Westwood at the Women of the Year Awards for so many reasons. From some angles you could say that she now deserves to be credited for her hard work, after facing so much adversity for decades before she would be celebrated for her work. It’s only very recently that the big award wins have been trickling in and that she’s being viewed in new ways to before and it’s great that they would decide that the ‘Inspiration of the Year’ title was rightfully hers.