Back in January we shared a couple of images from the Louis Vuitton Menswear collection with le beau Jacey Elthalion [Louis Vuitton / Paris Fashion Week FW13 + Jacey Elthalion Summer 2013] today we get to enjoy more images from the campaign … are you ready for the summer? Louis Vuitton is here to help. More images after the jump.
“Diana Vreeland said the water was” reassuring of God. ” He also said that he thought the idea of freedom given by surfing something wonderful. This was one of the starting points for the collection, “explains Kim Jones, director of the Louis Vuitton style, which works under the creative direction of Marc Jacobs.
Thus, what one might consider a traditional nautical theme – this cliché classic fashion – acquires a new meaning and a new life to be casually filtered through pop culture, to become more sport through the use of technical equipment for sailing , by becoming bolder by the influence of the myth of the high seas, to become more rebellious through the language of surf culture, to become more voluptuous and indolent due to the informal elegance of southern France. Ultimately, everything takes on a new twist of sophistication in the collection given careful thought and attention to every detail.
The silhouette appears often relaxed, simple and utilitarian, but focused on lightness and softness of the fabric (even with the unusually mild crocodile). The outerwear has a particular trait innovation arising from the use of contemporary techniques such as laser cutting, which gives the pieces a very peculiar fluidity. Contrast is given well-defined silhouettes by using techniques that do not fail to emphasize the lightness of construction and fluidity of lines.
A sense of freedom and summer pervades the entire collection, is also evident in its simple color palette centered around the navy blue and white with touches of yellow and florescent colors. An element of holiday and remnants of beach fills accessories collection; anetes that become precious gold, silver and pearl, with a set of graphic motifs as a choir, an anchor or a seahorse to give more of a touch distinction. The cotton scarves are printed with maritime signal flags – that form the words Louis Vuitton – and Balinese fabrics and patterned accent this theme.
The collection also features traditional Japanese fabrics, handmade, such as denim and silk ribbed Bora (commonly used in Kimonos) which give a new dimension of luxury. Typically technical articles such as diving suits are fun and reconfigured cashmere luxuriously soft and smooth.
A view luxury renewed, either by use of techniques like craft materials, together with the endless technical research and manufacturing contemporary forms leads to a confluence of textures and tastes that can be compared and contrasted across the collection, and particular brand presence in bags. The blends of texture, technique and tradition is a major theme of the collection.
The flagship textured Epi leather bag was a starting point for much of this topic. This season, the skin Epi is used in clothing (made into a jacket with zippered yellow-neon) and footwear (shoes sailing Epi leather dominate the collection), as well as their traditional role in suitcases. The Damier is also reinvented this season coming in version waterproof nylon on shoulder bags and also with a new stylish finish contrasting color characteristic of the collection: the navy. The crosshatch pattern emerges, in turn, at its most luxurious: the intricate pattern of fragmented bags mini-trunk in shagreen. In fact, the predominant idea that underlies many of the bags in the collection is a contemporary update of the famous Louis Vuitton bag. It can be assumed that the interior details of the trunk is transposed to the outside of the bags. The elements can be replaced and modified, while the construction, finish and the final also form small details contrast.
The rope sandals are enhanced by luxurious crocodile skin, while the boots have low technical fabric fluorescent applications. The mixture of technique and tradition is constituted as an approach that reflects the tastes of consumers and multifaceted contemporary travelers – Glamour Croisette in Cannes diving in Belize.
“Once again, this is a global travel. After all, the sea covers most of the surface of the Earth ‘refers Jones. “The collection comes almost a real journey – it’s like the contents of a bag that has just undo. There is a sense of journey from West to East and return to the West, especially in terms of fabrics and the feeling that it is practical souvenirs and clothing that was chosen along the journey.