January 23, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Paris, France – Always on the must-do list of the Paris men’s fashion week is the Louis Vuitton show. This season, the house pulled out all the stops, but this time by only focusing on pure beauty.
The new collection signed by designer Kim Jones is all about his fascination with the work of artist Christopher Nemeth. The near-obsession is first reduced down to Nemeth’s woven ropes, and then blown to cinematic proportions throughout the collection as if life balances upon it.
Jones hit every right note with his woven rope leitmotif appearing everywhere in the collection. It is a sweet song as it appears in the knitwear, the coats, the sweaters, the trousers, etc. Perhaps the most singularly beautiful piece in the collection comes in the form of the first look to hit the catwalk. It is a short-cropped peacoat worn with snuggly fitted trousers. This latter features large cuffs of near heroic proportions. These cuffs form one of the trend moments of the collection.
In terms of other defining details that will set the season apart, look out for Louis Vuitton’s larger collars and wider lapels. The lapels rise higher on the blazer and put the trendy slim collars of seasons past definitively out to pasture. And the large collars bring a hint of 70’s ruggedness to the sleek, short-crop city coats in leather.
Each look is accessorized with bags, backpacks and Vuitton shoes.
When all is said and done, Kim Jones’s love for the work of Christopher Nemeth reads like a passionate novel.