If there were something which other fashion designers might learn from the house of Lanvin, it would be in which not anything keeps a roomful of jaded show-goers pleased as if warm espresso and nice treats. This seems easy, however just a little goes a very long way.
Easy luxury is at the heart of a Lanvin collection - a cashmere turtleneck poking out from beneath a shirt collar, or a flowing silk suit - but there was something buttoned up, almost stern, in a knee-length coat tied tightly at the waist with rope, or a suit jacket fastened just that bit too snug.
"Where there is tension, there is energy," declared Lanvin menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver after the show, "and this collection was really about that tension. A classic loafer and then an extreme hiking boot, or luxury tailoring mixed with sportswear. We tried to find the hybrid."