Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton
Marc Jacobs faced a lot of criticism following his late running New York show a few weeks ago. Now he returned to the catwalk with Louis Vuitton presenting his Spring/Summer 2008 collection of ready to wear and accessories. The first part of the show included a lot of 1950's style clear perspex nurse uniforms worn over bright coloured mini dresses. They had white nurses hats with a single red letter on the front, spelling out "Louis Vuitton". The clothing was kept relatively plain to highlight the bright coloured totes which were being carried. The bags came in a range of shapes and sizes although the oversized trend was still important. They were created in a mirage of colours with each tote featuring at least two shades.
The main ready to wear range began with formal day wear created in various shades of grey with just a shot of bright colour. The midi length continued throughout the collection either in voluminous skirts or tight fitting pencil skirts. They were high waisted although Jacobs went against the current trend for waist clincher belts and instead focused on layering.
He has also mixed colours, prints and fabrics to create an almost patchwork look. The bright pixelated colours are so bright that they almost strain your eyes! The looks were accessorised with long gloves and coloured veils.
The evening dresses relied on a traditional palette of black with a bit of purple and this seasons it-colour, navy blue. A few items throughout the collection included elements of the classic suit, such as the collar. The evening dresses continued this with halter neck detail made from pinstripe jacket sleeves. The trend for recycling and reworking clothing is becoming more prominent and the inclusion of it within a Louis Vuitton collection confirms that.