East influences meet a western lifestyle and mingle in a perfect harmony in this Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection; featuring a galore of silk items such as the iconic souvenir jackets with embroidered asiatic and colourful birds on the back and shoulder, the silk shorts and tops and for the accessories, the long silk scarfs placed tactically on the neck for a better visual impact as they feature the Louis Vuitton writing on them.
But silk, wasn’t the only predominant element of the runway, with the Deep glossy dark navy denim jackets featuring the blue-red-white LV geometric signature, the blue camouflage head to toe pieces, and the more classic tailoring, stealing the show too.
Strong as ever, the leather accessory line and the shoes, with the introduction of briefcases, and portfolios featuring the classic monogram in navy and white (for a more subdued style and apparently lighter in weight), and the Epi and Taiga on totes and bucket bags. Unfying it all through the footwear line as well.
British creative director for the men’s line Kim Jones, comments “Rather than look at one destination, this season I decided to look at travelling” he then continues “Now the world traveller picks things up wherever he goes and makes them his own. In this collection we are using many ideas and techniques from South East Asia, from Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. At the same time, we wanted to look at how those styles share so much globally; say how the traditional dress of the Lahu tribe in Thailand looks so much like contemporary sportswear. Fashion is a language that reflects different cultures and tribes globally from New York, Tokyo, Bangkok and Paris – and Louis Vuitton is really a part of that.”
Credits: Louis Vuitton/Matthieu Dortomb/Ludwig Bonnet