Tuesday, 19 August 2014


LOUIS VUITTON's pre-fall collection, designed collectively by the studio team, does a fine - no, superb job of tiding over the fashion world while they anxiously await Nicolas Ghesquière’s first collection as creative director for the house.

The looks propel the dark opulence set forth for spring. Consider a fabulous black baseball jacket with beading and alpaca along the zipper and pockets or a long-sleeved lace dress adorned with glittering sequins. A swishy, beaded dress with a cashmere and sequin sweater over top in deep merlot was made less reverent, more modern, by being paired with a T-shirt-style sweater.

Also revived was Stephen Sprouse’s logo graffiti in exaggerated, abstract proportions. For instance, flattering, forties-style dresses had an oversize, glittering L swooshed over the shoulder or a sparkling, multicolored V affixed on the back. The effect is as achingly good now as Sprouse’s work was when it first came to the house in 2001. Other standouts include a slouchy fox fur gilet of the opulence level that only a house like Vuitton could achieve and a sporty skirt suit in leather and tweed. Surely all eyes still are on Ghesquière’s Paris debut this winter, but the pre-fall collection is worth a long, adoring look.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit / Source: The House of LOUIS VUITTON

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