New wanderlust

Louis Vuitton SS15
26 June 2014

Look 21

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The traveller Kim Jones has crafted in Louis Vuitton menswear’s outline burns a darker shadow than many of his similarly nomadic peers. Darker, that is, not in the sense of the macabre but of their definite formation, confident and polished from the outset.

This season’s chapter saw our hero take a cue from the regal dress of Rajasthan, the land of kings in the northwestern corner of India and twisted it with a digital take on high velocity uniforms. More structured from the outset, he appeared in vibrant camel trenches cinched at the waist with a (seat) belt borrowed from some vehicle, presumably airborne.

For as we ventured further, zips and seams were positioned asymmetrically on aviator jumpsuits and jackets while the denim current we witnessed through Milan carried on in perfect Vuitton incarnations complete with LV engraved mirrored embroidery.

Silhouettes progressed in the direction of sporty, shorts breezy and bombers perfect in cropped tangerine and charcoal outlays. If Jones had been on call for costumes in Star Trek this is what we would have seen (and how we wish he had). Luggage was retro in vibe, perfectly countering the heritage feel of double breasted suit cuts and turtle neck knits

There’s no doubt about one thing – we’d travel way out for the majority of the collection and LV’s clientele should take that as a big fat compliment. Jones may be carving out his figure in the shadow of their wanderlust but it’s the envious sophistication with which he does it that’s most flattering.

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