There are many faces to the historic maison known for its art of travel, and an affinity with the world's most prestigious yatching competition is definitely one of them. In celebration of their longstanding partnership of 33 years, Louis Vuitton heralds the 35th edition of the America's Cup with the release of a collection of leisurewear. Designed around three of the occasion's most prominent activities, these chapters are told through refined graphics, classic yatching hues and the house's storied Gaston V emblem.
1. BEACHSIDE LOUNGING
Calibrated for keeping cool in the summer sand, this laidback selection features yatching motifs on fuss-free cover ups and elegant swimwear. Perfect for beachside frolicking, the only accessories you'll need are: A pair of understated slides, a beautifully crafted iPhone pouch, and an Aperol spritz in hand.
2. WATCHING THE RACES
Nevermind that you won't be all hands on deck on a Catamaran. Leave that to the professionals. Instead, get into the sporting spirit with athleisure gilets, jackets and polos. The seasoned seafarer's garb will have you looking the part as you witness the boats slice through the deep blue, but don't fret about growing a pair of sealegs — the sleek trainers or jute-soled sneakers will keep you firmly grounded. Stow all remaining essentials in a streamlined shoulder bag.
3. EVENING SOIRÉES
Sipping on a sundowner as the skies turn a mellow orange calls for a change of attire. Don the polished seersucker suiting, luxe melange knitwear, and laidback chambray to clean up well for nightime events. Spruce up with a pair of boat shoes, go hands-free with a nifty cardholder, and turn on that Dickie Greenleaf charm. La dolce vita, indeed.
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The America's Cup collection will retail in Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide from April to December 2016.