Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection Fall/Winter 2011
January 21, 2011 4 Comments
Louis Vuitton’s fashion show was one oxygen mask wielding Dennis Hopper short of a spot on a David Lynch DVD Box Set. Sedate models in monochromatic ensembles marched up and down the runway, to a film noir soundtrack featuring Roy Orbison’s In Dreams, Ricky Nelson’s Lonesome Town, and Kris Jensen’s Torture.
More fur, more velvets, more clutches, more belted coats, more utility belts, and more of the vermilion or motel reds in what are becoming the hallmarks of the FW11 season. Fourteen years in as Creative Director and Marc Jacobs proves once again why he is the high priest of this luxury brand. High waist pants, luxurious coats, velvet pants, cool motel red framed sunglasses, beautiful tanned gloves, and fitted belt cinched suits dominate the FW11 collection. The highlight of the show were the men’s bags and luggage, which looked suspiciously similar in style to Prada FW11. There was an almost Samurai-ish thick belted cardigan which may have been the most original I’ve seen in a long time. The bold red pants and suit may be a bit much, but the colour worked great as an accent in the glasses, jacket, or scarf. Finally, there was a black velvet LV monogrammed sports jacket and light fur jacket that are making me consider robbing a bank.