Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs leapt from his stripy showing at the New York Fashion Week and delved head on into a checkered fantasy at this show in Paris. Even though the designer claims that he didn’t mean his collection to be inspired by the fashions of the 1969s, the beehived hairdos on his models and the silhouettes of the dresses presented at the show betrayed a distinct flower power era influence. The Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2013 appeared to have been drawn from a number of design influences including the works of conceptual minimalist abstract artist Daniel Buren and the landscape of the Les Colonnes de Buren which served as a clever backdrop for the collection that was held at a stone’s throw away at the escalators in the Louvre.
Marc Jacobs's show for Louis Vuitton also marked a distinct lack of the iconic LV logo which was replaced by the unmissable LV Damier squares. The checkered print was repeated relentlessly through the calf-, knee and short- length duster coats, pencil skirts and collarless jackets. The squares in white mixed with custard yellow, ginger and black made the linear silhouette stand out even more.
The make-up, hair and low heeled shoes evoked the 60s as well. The models walked down the runway in pairs which meant that the 64-piece collection was shown in less than nine minutes. Jacobs, who has stated that he desperately wants to have one of his fashion shows finished even before the audience is fully seated, would certainly have been happy with the speediness of the showing.
Via: The Telegraph