Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2013 Meets Campers Village
I’m not sure if you read my written word or not but if you have yet to read my full review on the men’s Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 collection please allow me to fill you in. You’re probably guessing from the “Campers Village” reference that I wasn’t particularly fond of the trying to be nylon hiking clothes, and you’d be right. I wasn’t particularly fond of them… they were fit for a running team and way too sporty for my liking. When did the master of trunk making and supreme suiting start to develop racing clothing? I’m lost
When looking at the sportsy-ish pieces from this line I thought to myself… Self… is this a diffusion line? Because I’m pretty sure it’s not. And that means that I have either slipped into an alternate universe where Louis Vuitton actually launched his business off of sports gear and instead of luxurious lining on hand crafted luggage he was focusing on moisture wicking technical fabrics and the like. BAH!
The athletic high dive was one example of designers Kim Jones oversight with the collection, the other came when he was trying to create this patch-worky type suity thing… the casual looking garments were a cute combination of unwashed man and romping in the dirt. When you picure the satchel of a homeless person tied into a stork’s sack and attached to a long stick over their shoulder, think of the material of the bag, now picture that making up the full suit for a man. Now you have one of the looks that walked the men’s spring 2013 Louis Vuitton line.
I just don’t get it. I see this and I wonder to myself… am I completely out to lunch? Is it me who misunderstands this line? Or did the designer have an off last few months because his Fall 2012 line was amazing but this… this? I don’t get this.
The former slightly less bias review from my old site “fashion collections”:
An interesting collection from Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, started off with classic suiting but moved quickly to theatrically wide legged pants and knit tops. The casual feel of the collection almost warranted a difusion brand that would help to explain the buckled up backpacks, short tight running shorts, and swimming inspired features on zip pulls and sunglass straps.
There is no doubt that the athletic gear is crafted so as to look and be functional however there was a material that was a mix of patches that were sewn together and in theory the pieces would probably come across as comfortable casual fishing clothes, but on the runway they looked like the model just fought a homeless person and stole their clothes, grabbed some water from a nearby puddle, slicked his hair back, and took a jaunt down the Louis Vuitton runway for Spring 2013.
How could a collection be SO amazing for Fall 2012 but then slip so much. The last collection designed by Jones was a work of art. This collection may have been attractive to some potential clients but the whole thing looked like a tough sell to me. Perhaps Mountain Equipment Co. is looking for a new designer?