Lucas Ossendrijver is an eternal youth, gentle and kind. He was born in 1970, far from the hubs of fashion, in Amersfoort, Netherlands. His calling for fashion grew with him (and he’s a tall man), and crystallised during his studies at the prestigious Fashion Institute Arnhem.
His cutting scissors were first sharpened with Kenzo’s menswear in 1997. In 2000, he moved to Munich where fashion designer Kostas Murkudis gave him a free reign over the men’s line. Back in Paris, he then spent four years with Hedi Slimane at Dior Homme: his luxury fashion debut.
Three jobs, three stories, and three different approaches, which together confirmed his vision of men’s fashion and defined his ambitions.
His learning curve reached its summit in 2005 when he joined the Lanvin House, where Alber Elbaz gave him a free reign in restructuring Lanvin Homme. His close relationship with detail and his communion with the materials have significantly advanced the components of shape that define Lanvin’s menswear.
Lucas Ossendrijver’s work is known for bringing together innovation through the use of technical fabrics whilst maintaining the best of traditional savoir-faire. Within this creative laboratory the designer is a kind of scientist, constantly experimenting.
The starting point of a collection begans with a particular fabric, finish or shade. The product always stems from a feat of technical daring which leads to the stylistic inspiration.
The product always stems from a feat of technical daring which leads to the stylistic inspiration.
Shapes are modernised, cuts are less strict and more fluid to suit contemporary fashion tastes.
New volumes are created using pleats, gathers and staggered stitching. By bringing together opposites in styles, textures, Lucas displays his unique sense of colour.