Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2012 2013
Marc Jacobs usually carries at least one thing over from his Marc Jacobs collection to his Louis Vuitton line and this season it was the over-sized hats that had presence and attained focus. At the Marc Jacobs show they were massive and furry, at Vuitton they were tall, crumpled, and looked almost comical with their soft structure and oversized nature.
Aside from the millinery, the clothing was all sparkle and stayed on trend with the full silhouettes and novelty notions. The coats belled out, the skirts and dresses didn’t hug any part of the body, and the length was always long in the sleeve while the hemlines were all also awkwardly long.
There was a serious lack in sex appeal to the very nature of these clothes even though there were vibrant prints, leather gloves, and tall platforms on very tall heeled booties. The bags though were all a dream. With a helper to carry every bag or three they were some of his best work. Glitzy Logos, puffed out long haired fur bags, and new silhouettes that haven’t been seen from LV before… at least, not for a very long time. Archival structures or not, the material of the bags themselves were all brand new.
Speaking of newness, there was something new to this collection that hadn’t been done before. The start of the show had an old-fashioned full scale steam train pull into the runway area full of the models and their respective bag handlers. It completely made the show and was a brilliant inspiration for the 1900’s inspired collection which also explains some of the wacked out steam-punkesque sunglasses the models were all wearing.
At the end of the show, Marc Jacobs walked out to deafening applause but it could have been for his very flattering male skirt. After all he did look rather dashing in his man-skirt and diamond studded shoes. It really takes a man of great calibre to design a show like this one AND be able to pull of a look as masculine as that while wearing a skirt. Way to go Marc Jacobs! Your design abilities are interesting, unique, and unmatched.