At Louis Vuitton Jacobs has always played with the his American in Paris status and how that has effected his view of what is definably Parisian chic. For spring/summer it’s the lady of the night and African tribalism (popular themes in quite a few shows this season) that has caught Jacobs’s eye, and what a romp it was.
Today’s Louis Vuitton show was loosely inspired by Ysl’s high influential opium collection, but here you’ve also seen French, African, and American notes tossed in. On the surface, with the overload of animal prints, color and bold accessories, it may have been too much, but Marc and his team of stylists, edited down the looks just enough to make a statement without shouting.
The skirts, pants and shorts had dotted tulle underneath or came delicately pleated with side buttons while the latter came piped in gold or in cool wavy prints. The shape of Jackets were imaginable: colorblock scuba, cutaway boleros, double-breasted matador, cap sleeve with piping where seaming was, or traditional blazers wrapped and belted. silk pajama pants sat on the hips in earthy polka dot, while high waist chambray pants were topped with coordinating workshirts. I was crazy about the bold shoulder tops, belted leather metallic jackets, gorgeous new takes on the tuxedo, and the strapless cocktail dresses were amazing.