Freshly minted style director Kim Jones presents his contributions to the Louis Vuitton pre-Fall 2013 collection. Modeled by Janis Ancens and Rutger Schoone, the looks reveal relaxed tailoring with a touch of adventure. The mixture of both street- and boardroom-ready ensembles are a testament to a luxury brand that has learned to adapt due in large part to the usage of technical fabrics and a color palette that caters to menswear enthusiasts who want more from their closet than merely coverage.
Today we can show you the full Louis Vuitton Taschen 2013 Men's Collection. Designer Kim Jones has created yet another impressive offering for the French luxury brand, which is getting well established in the clothing market in recent years.
Next to more formal looks, the heritage inspired outfits are the most interesting to us. Plaid shirts, beautiful outerwear, as well as heavy outdoor footwear, such as the hiking boots, caught our eye first. Craftsmanship, quality and detail are impeccable and hard to match. Louis Vuitton Outlet is really clean and we enjoy a lot the simple setting, with only the iconic Vuitton trunks being the backdrop.
Click through the full Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2013 Men's Collection in the gallery above.
Pop! Paris fashion week finished this morning with a six-minute Louis Vuitton show as energizing as it was brief. Louis Vuitton Schweiz makes it look so easy. The mod, sixties-ish shapes, the eye-grabbing checks, all those miles of legs gliding around on sharp little heels. The girls walked out in pairs—models of efficiency!
Louis Vuitton Zürich, a famous installation piece in the Palais Royal by the artist Daniel Buren with columns arranged in a grid, gave Jacobs his starting point. The columns' three different heights suggested the show's three lengths—mini, midi, and maxi. Buren also collaborated with Vuitton on today's fabulous set, with its four escalators emptying out on a giant yellow and white check runway.
Louis Vuitton Taschen Outlet provided the template for the checks—both large and small. Even the floral embroideries were stitched in mini-squares, and the house's iconic Speedy bag got cubed, too. The checks gave this collection a graphic immediacy not unlike that of Jacobs' signature line in New York, where stripes ruled. A month ago, that show got fashion watchers talking about the new minimalism. Backstage today, the designer said, "After the romance of the train and storytelling, this felt like something very powerful without telling a story. I was like, yeah, let's have a grid." A flash of flat tummy between bandeau top and maxi skirt and hipbones jutting out from a cropped jacket and a lean pencil skirt ensured that the collection didn't feel cold, despite its comparative lack of emotion. The sunshine yellow worked its optimistic magic, too.
For a finale, Louis Vuitton Outlet Schweiz down the four escalators like an army of grown-up Diane Arbus twins. The show was a kick. It was also a corrective response to the excesses of last season and a reminder, during a Paris week when other design stars are hogging the spotlight, that Jacobs is as agenda-setting as ever.