Tuesday 17 October 2017

Louis Vuitton surprises with swinging-60s style

Marc Jacobs s/s 2013 at Paris Fashion Week
Marc Jacobs s/s 2013 at Paris Fashion Week
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week.

Thomas Adamson

What do you get if you mix up the world's most famous checks and Paris' most famous stripes?

The answer: Louis Vuitton, whose 1960s-style spring-summer fashion show, in typically spectacular style, twinned the iconic checked Damier pattern with a set designed by minimalist artist Daniel Buren.

In fashion terms it was strong, with most of the 64 retro looks delivered in Mary Quant-style checks that made a bold optical statement.

Slightly puffed rounded shoulders, miniskirts, beehives and a few exposed midriffs pointed to one thing: the 'swinging Sixties' are back.

The silhouettes -- often flat and loose -- prioritised the Damier above the female form. It rippled nicely in skirts as the models filed by with handbags.

Louis Vuitton is proud of its tradition, but likes to evolve. The collection banished the ubiquitous monogram for the first time.

Irish Independent

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie


Editors Choice

Also in this section