Some of the best things in life come in blue boxes. For instance Tiffany & Co’s robin egg blue, Smythson’s nile blue and in this case Lanvin’s forget-me-not blue. Founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889, Lanvin is France’s oldest ‘maison de couture’. Today Lanvin is under the creative control of Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver and is still one of the best fashion houses in the world.
I have a confession to make. I have an ‘e-savings’ account to help me save up for things I want; it helps with my terrible self discipline. I transfer any spare money over and when I am ready to make a fashion purchase I transfer the amount back into my current account to buy whatever I have my eye on. I find this helps me balance my money better and realise how much I am spending. Well it works for me . So seeing as my ‘e-savings’ account had reached a certain figure I decided to buy myself something off my wishlist; Lanvin trainers.
Lanvin’s trainers have gained quite a cult following and it is easy to see why. Somehow they encapsule the perfect balance of smart and casual. Team them with some tailoring, or with your favourite pair of jeans and you are good to go. I picked my pair up from Harvey Nichols Birmingham. I was served by Mark (thank you) who is consistently one of the most helpful sales associates I have ever encountered (and patient – I did spend a long time discussing pretty much every shoe there). The hardest decision was which Lanvin ones to get; most people get the suede and patent leather toe cap combinations. I opted for this textured suede pair and coated toe cap pair as they are a little more unusual and I rather like the colour combination. Lanvin trainers make the perfect stylish yet comfortable shoe which is perfect for this transitional season weather.