The inspiration for Louis Vuitton is usually drawn from a specific place in the world.
Past Louis Vuitton collections have seen influences from Japan to Africa. This collection, with it’s obvious tropical theme, seemed to have a Hawaiian feel. The surf culture of the islands were explored in a series of scuba pants and shorts. Some were grey and paired with matching blazers, others were done in black and brown leather and paired with knit sweaters or button up shirts. The Hawaiian theme was not only in the form of scuba pants, but also with the floral print that was seen on shirts in an assortment of colors.
Some were done in a bright orange and paired with neutral colors and there were some in blue and paired with grey wide leg pants. Many were done with a mesh overlay giving a translucent effect. The Louis Vuitton logo was seen in different variations throughout the collection. Everything from scuba shirts, sandals and even the straps of bags bore the emblematic name. And speaking of bags, the accessories were that of major importance when talking about essentials for the perfect beach side vacation.
The bread and butter of this label is of course it’s leather goods. As usual, Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton’s men’s designer gave us an impressive collection for carrying around those all too important car keys and fidget spinners. The classic monogram bags were featured in brown and electric blue hues and done in the form of large backpacks and fanny packs worn across the chest. Bucket hats perfect for shielding the sun were featured in blue denim as well as brown leather. Beach themed jewelry such as coral and seashell necklaces rounded off the collection. In a nutshell, or seashell, Kim Jones can do no wrong in the eyes of most fashion critics. Able to mesh current trends with classic garments seems to be a well carved out niche for the British designer.