Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Menswear FW2018

January 19, 2018 by  
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British designer Kim Jones staged his final men’s show for the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton after seven years at the helm. He marked the event by inviting two friends, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, to take turns on the catwalk. The designer delivered his trademark mix of luxurious tailoring and upscale streetwear in a collection titled “Overview” — a reference to the aerial images of Kenya that formed the basis for most of the prints.

This was no safari, though. Jones homed in on otherworldly landscapes of lava, craters and stalagmites, which he used as the basis of his ashy palette of mineral tones and a variety of glazed and metallic effects, down to the titanium trunk strapped to one model’s back.

His band of explorers wore outfits including a glossy burgundy aviator jacket paired with glazed monogram denim pants, or a silver herringbone coat over a metallic silk flight suit.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Menswear Paris FW2017

January 21, 2017 by  
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Louis Vuitton collaborated with cult New York skatewear brand Supreme for the fall 2017-collection. It surely will unleash some retail hysteria.
Items from the highly anticipated partnership were the stars of the Vuitton men’s wear show, held in a transparent tent in the Palais-Royal gardens in front of guests including David Beckham, Kate Moss and James Marsden.

Cobranded goods — ranging from a bright red fanny pack to a denim jacquard baseball shirt — peppered the collection, which Kim Jones, men’s artistic director at Vuitton, said was inspired by New York art stars of the early Eighties such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.
Oversized coats, long sweaters, sneakers and slouchy pants made for a casual attitude.
Pajama shirts featuring collages of Vuitton advertising images from the Thirties were a reference to Schnabel, while a camouflage jacquard weaving together the Supreme logo and Vuitton’s monogram nodded at Warhol’s self-portrait

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Menswear SS2017

June 25, 2016 by  
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Imagine a young boy touring the savanna in Kenya and alighting upon the Massai people in their vivid red and blue clothing. It’s one of Kim Jones’ strongest and most treasured memories — and it inspired one of his first hit collections as men’s style director at Louis Vuitton five years ago.

For his brisk open-air spring show, the designer got savanna heat and blazing sun, which didn’t seem to phase front-row guests David Beckham or Victor Cruz, both dressed in long-sleeve sweaters, styles that appeared on the runway in shaggy mohair with springbok fur patterns.

The mohair styles looked cool over checkered pants licked with silver zips, among the punk accents that spiked the African theme. The collection had a youthful zing, interspersed with luxury marvels, including a “denim” jacket made of matte crocodile, a molded leather vest with a diagonal zip and a Perspex blanket trunk etched with a giraffe drawing by Dinos and Jake Chapman.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear Spring 2016

October 7, 2015 by  
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“Let’s get digital, digital. I wanna get digital. Let’s get into digital.” The first song (a parody of Olivia-Newton John’s ‘Physical’) suddenly popped into our minds by seeing the Louis Vuitton’s newest collection, showed in the brand’s brand new Louis Vuitton Fondation. Perhaps it was slightly to bubbly for this considerable tough collection. They choose Moderat’s ‘New Error’ as the (yes, perfect indeed) soundtrack to compagnon the big screens beaming futuristic outer space lights. The fully packed front row (Catherine Deneuve, Miranda Kerr, Michelle Williams and many more A-listers) was about to take off and rise up into, well, the future perhaps. We were looking at the frontiers of the digital era and took a trip into sci-fi. It was one of the few shows that didn’t look back, but forward. Way forward. A theme like this can be quite challenging for such a big and established brand like Louis Vuitton, but it has proved many times it can translate its heritage from the past into the future. Any future so to speak. Nicolas Ghesquière did a great job finding a in between way making a clear sartorial statement. He opened the show with a a bubblegum pink leather jacket edged up with patent black tape, a black patchwork skirt and heavy black sports-sandals. It set the tone right away: this girl is a tough one (literally, the models had their hands bound like boxers). Even so is her wardrobe. Dazzling silvered dresses and coats, ‘oily’ holographic sheen, metallic puffball or bubbled skirts, shiny knits, in-your-face zippers running over a leather skirt or on the frontside of trousers. But if we’re talking about IT-items for next season, there might be a good chance the biker jackets with monogrammed sleeves and LV prints will be a huge hit amongst their more youthful and experimental customer.

Louis Vuitton Menswear Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2016

June 28, 2015 by  
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Kim Jones, menswear designer of Louis Vuitton, likes to travel. Looking for rare animals, hidden crafts and remote landscapes. In Myanmar last year, Jones came across a tribe whose handmade costumes — loosely cut and bearing dynamic stripes — brought to mind modern streetwear and a whiff of the Eighties hip-hop scene. More recently in Japan, he discovered Kobe leather, named after the pampered cows that produce that prized beef.

Jones dappled exotic prints and embroideries, mainly plucked from Southeast Asia, across traditional Ivy League silhouettes. He hit on souvenir jackets, also sending out sweatshirt versions and similar pajama sets decorated with birds of paradise, cranes and monkeys lodged in bamboo.

Accessories were mostly  totes in supple versions of monogram canvas that are, like the souvenir jackets and those coats in the thinnest leather, reversible.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2015

March 12, 2015 by  
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For his third collection for Louis Vuitton Nicolas Ghesquière opened with outerwear, big puffs of white Argentinian shearling, their edgy polar-bear coziness enhanced with trunklike handbags in silver leather and diamond-cut Plexiglas.
Ghesquière experimented with materials and cuts. Ribbed-knit constructions had an aura of aggressive flirtation, curvy with a horizontal slash above the bust and skirt ending in a structured ripple. Modernist studded embroideries transported similar shapes from day to evening. As for the cuts, stretch jersey dresses sprung from a lingerie inspiration were spliced, inset and zipped. Ghesquière wove in basics, — pantsuits, sweater over miniskirt, red sheer T-shirt and pants. Long ago such looks would have remained in the showroom as the commercial collection. Today, runway to reality seem a small step.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2015

October 5, 2014 by  
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Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear FW2014

March 5, 2014 by  
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Tired of a full month of fashion editors had every reason to stay in Paris till the very last day of fashion week. This morning Nicholas Ghesquière debuted at Louis Vuitton and every fashion professional was eager to discover what his first, highly anticipated collection would be all about. It was about the Vuitton legacy, so the show notes read. Ghesquière took away all the spectacle Marc Jacobs had been creating for the last seasons (remember the train, the escalators, the carousel?) and lead the focus back on the clothes. On a criss-cross of daylight lit catwalks models sported sixties inspired A-line creations. Like knee-length skirts with sweaters vests or little tanktops. Like high waisted patent leather pants with tailored jackets. Like playful printed dresses with front zipper details and shaggy cream trenches. Like patchwork pants with boxy tops and camel swing coats. All in a fall fitting palette of greens, oranges, camels, grays and green, paired with luxury travel bags (no Vuitton show is complete without those) and ankle boots with strap detailing. The bare legs and cleavage might be a little too opportunistic for winter season, but Ghesquière made his point. He gave the French fashion house extra wearability in order to expand the brand’s market internationally, yet added enough edge to keep things modern and us interested.

16 Years Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton: an overview

October 7, 2013 by  
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After sixteen years Marc Jacobs (50) is leaving Louis Vuitton. To conclude his career the designer presented a greatest hits collection, created entirely in black, which he presented last week in Paris. To look back on his most outstanding work for Louis Vuitton we’ve selected some of his fashion highlights from our TPS-archives (see gallery below).
From his playful to his serious collections, from bright & colorful to monochrome looks, from sexy & seductive models to girls all wrapped up, from long and lean silhouettes to full figure ones, from extravagant designs to minimalistic creations, from large afros to gigantic statement hats and from old school mirrored runways to decors like an enormous carousel, elevators and not to mention the Louis Vuitton express train. Oh boy, did this man take Louis Vuitton for a ride!
And it’s not just the shows that became more impressive every season; as you can see Jacobs himself underwent quite a transformation over the years as well.
In sixteen year the company mostly known for it’s luxury goods and luggage line has become an international powerhouse thanks to Marc Jacobs’ introduction of the brand’s ready to wear line and art collaborations. Nicolas Ghesquière, or whoever is to follow Jacobs up at Louis Vuitton will have a hard time filling his designer shoes.
So like the mood of his last collection we say goodbye to Jacobs for Louis Vuitton with a little grief, but with excitement for the future. The designer genius, or fashion God as some might call him, is to focus more on his eponymous label and we can’t wait to see what he has in viagra canadian pharmacy stores for us next.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2014

October 2, 2013 by  
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After months of speculation about the status of Marc Jacobs’ contract at Louis Vuitton, the writing was on the wall. The staging of the show re-created many of the sets from his sixteen-year at the house: the elevators, the escalators, the carousel, the fountain, last season’s hotel corridors—they were all there only rendered this time in shades of black.
So it was good-bye on the runway. But despite the all-black clothes, it didn’t feel like a sad affair. Jacobs dedicated the collection to the many cheap viagra‎ women who’ve touched or influenced him during his time in Paris, including designer muses Coco Chanel, Rei Kawakubo, and Miuccia Prada. You saw bits and pieces of their work in this collection, in addition to callbacks to his own greatest hits. “To the showgirl in all of us,” was how he signed off his program notes.

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