Reflected in a huge mirrored sphere, Kim Jones present his second season for Louis Vuitton. Building on his critically acclaimed spring collection, Jones merged a tale of two cities, Paris and Tokyo. Ensuring the DNA of Louis Vuitton (a fanaticism for travel) remains the focal point; Jones successfully drew together diverse global references.
Informed by the work of the famed fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez in the 1970s, a combination of 1980s Japanese fashion and the music of the disco king Giorgio Moroder, Jones’s heroic vision for menswear resulted in modern suits and blazers that shone from the runway.
A reflective yarn sewn into the fabric nodding towards Japanese technology while kangaroo fur, crocodile skin referenced Vuitton's luxurious heritage. An evening suit was made of a silk, hand spun by Okujun outside Tokyo whose painstaking production technique is recognized by UNESCO. Slow fashion in its purest form as only 20 centimeters is produced each day. A coat carved from a Vuitton travel blanket, velvet jackets, parkas in reflective fabrics and graphic sweaters with blanket scarves were all accessorized with a silver arrow pin at the shoulder and a metallic flashes on shiny shoes.
Just as Georges Vuitton the son of Louis Vuitton, was inspired by Japanese paintings while he was created the iconic monogram, Jones is shaping
Vuitton’s aesthetic into a contemporary wardrobe that was is defined by a modern and sharp elegance. Another successfully outing for Kim Jones at Vuitton.