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Out of Africa and in to Paris


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June 24, 2011/2.49


Louis Vuitton menswear
Ludwig Bonnet/Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton menswear
Mazen Saggar/Louis Vuitton

Newly appointed menswear designer for the house of Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones, did not disappoint in his first outing for the label, blending brand heritage with globetrotting chic for its men’s spring–summer 2012 collection shown in Paris.
   Having replaced Paul Herbers in March of this year, Jones’s collection was slick and to the point. Savile Row tailoring was juxtaposed with tribal African eclecticism. Inspired by the lifestyles of the rich and famous and his life in growing up in Africa, the collection gave suave travellers endless options for touring the globe.
   There were high-waisted trousers paired with razor sharp jackets, belted trenches, and tailored shorts paired with Masai checks shirts and scarves—an interesting reinterpretation of the classic Vuitton Damier check.
   Classic club jackets were fashionable with exotic skins while tuxedos were re-imagined with shorts.
   A colour palette of sand, ecru and crisp whites was brighten up with pops of earth reds, purples and moss greens.
   No Vuitton collection is complete without accessories and every globetrotter needs a bag. This season, Jones refashioned overnight and travellers’ bags with the latest sports fabrics, embossed with the classic Vuitton print. Leather satchels and carry-ons came in the most exotic of leathers, in colours of camel, rum and forest green. Shoes were either classic sandals with, again, Masai checks, or desert boots in suede and nubuck.—Sopheak Seng, Fashion Editor

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Mazen Saggar/Louis Vuitton

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