There is a bounce when Kim Jones creates the LOUIS VUITTON menswear collection starting from spring-summer 2012. Of course under the auspices of the internationally insightful Marc Jacobs.
The brand is a travelling reference. A myriad of luggage, handbags and other leather goods, hiting the pavements world-wide.
This SS12 menswear collection is a personal voyage guide through age & style. How men live & mature to reach adulthood through travelling & exploration.
And it makes a statement when this reworked african leitmotiv keeps occurring also due to Jones’ bonds with this continent.
Sporty outfits reminding of varsity years with no less than perfect execution as far as technical performance is concerned. Like threefold grey silk windbreakers and a literally exotic accessory touch…
The transition is obvious when the legendary LOUIS VUITTON checkerboard becomes, for these purposes, a traditional masaï print. On folded cotton & cashmere scarves or on merino blanket inspired shawls. The sandals are afro-emphasized with alligator leather details & wooden clasps.
Knitted leather straps and pearly scarab pendants enhance the urban suit.
The nonchalant fitting of the trench over the african rope inspired sweater and the rolled-up trousers over the «technically» exotic sandals is a bridge between youth typicals and a style statement. And it is stone-toned…
Nightlife series with a tuxedo «mélange» remind us of the luxurious nature of the brand. The discreet checkerboard print tie is weaved with 24K gold yarn.
LOUIS VUITTON’s legacy is unshakable and so suitable for fantasies…