Though Louis Vuitton did not veer far away from the inspiration of somber colors this season, I believe their collection was marine-inspired enough to make a difference and stand out amongst the black, gray & blue hues we saw in the sea of SS2013 Menswear.
The collection featured pieces that you’d dare dream dashing naval officers wear when they sweep ladies off their feet. Finely made tailoring was evident in the collection from the various slim-cut trousers to the double-breasted blazers that we saw strut down the runway. What I think was the highlight and key differentiating factor of Kim Jones’ collection this SS2013 would be the eye-popping coats, design details and accessories. From “brighter than the sun” yellow anoraks to those classic white boat shoes – lest we forget the exotic skin shoes and rope inspired sandals. Of course there’s that gorgeous winged angel shirt and who can ever ignored those dangling pendants off blazer pockets and the piece de resistance – fluorescent [or classic LV printed ones for the more conservative fellows] rucksacks that just scream for attention. Well of course, if you are in need of more head-turning daring pieces, then maybe you can don the neoprene scuba diving suits that were presented towards the end of the show. Way too much? Maybe not for the fashion forward; but for the everyday man, I reckon you guys would rather stick to the key essential pieces of Louis Vuitton’s SS2013 collection no?