No frogs presented themselves at Lucas Ossendrijver’s menswear collection for the French house Lanvin this season. Instead a modern day Prince toyed with a variety of heavy prints and romantic angles.

A far cry from the accessible collaboration with high street giant H&M, this collection emphasised luxury on a scale fit for royalty. Three piece suits in sweet caramel strode out against double breasted suit jackets adding to a sophisticated aesthetic.

This season focuses foremost on the suit. This much we already know. Yet Ossendrijver’s interpretation of the Lanvin man became experimental. Drawn out sleeves and voluminous shoulders drew inwards towards a minimalist waistline. Aesemetric cuts on suits were paired with heavy patent white high tops in a collaboration of traditional tailoring with a youthful edge.

Outerwear came in the form of shearling coats in heavy wool worn as capes over low neck lines and highwaisted trousers in a clash of classic and contemporary.

Yet patterns came in bold stripes and dark check hinting towards a more youthful aesthetic. The Lanvin man it would seem, is both boy, man, prince but never pauper.

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