Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Louis Vuitton
You know you're at a Louis Vuitton show when... Zayn Malik — with his new bleached blonde buzz cut — is smoking to your left; and on your right, the crowd parts like the Red Sea for Kanye and his posse of guards. Needless to say, there is a throng of teenage girls screaming, jostling and causing general high-pitched commotion outside the gates of the Parc Andre Citroën.
Inside the venue, music maestro Nile Rodgers is on the decks... spinning beat-heavy tracks to usher in the first, which was also our favourite, look: A blazing red and rich indigo silk reversible souvenir jacket embroidered with cranes, layered over a silk viscose baseball shirt and finished with a blue silk 'Louis Vuitton' print scarf, wrapped around the neck and tucked into place under an ecru cotton string vest.
Men's artistic director Kim Jones wanted to present a collection... that wasn't location specific, but rather, reflected the "different cultures and tribes globally from New York, Tokyo, Bangkok and Paris."
And, as such, uveiled a trans-continental offering... that was a pastiche of traditional dress codes from Thailand's Lahu tribe (seen in the crimson and cobalt stripes outlined with white on blousons, parkas and frill-edged scarves) and the sportswear staples associated with the American Ivy League (think: track pants from embroidered silk, bonded calf leather flight jackets, and textured knit tank tops).
But what is a Vuitton show without stunning leather accessories? Jones introduced a new ultra-soft canvas to make the house Monogram even more lightweight and packable than ever; and of all the covetable creations, we couldn't take our eyes off the oversized hiking-inspired backpacks (complete with elastic drawstrings and pull tabs) in the handsome cobalt blue. High-luxury and utility combined.
Click on the slideshow below to view the full collection.
To see all our coverage of Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.
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