Louis Vuitton has a developed a rich history of celebrating artists through collections bearing the motifs and icons of those such as Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, and has even collaborated with Pharrell Williams. Now Kim Jones (Director, Menswear) has brought us the work of the late artist / designer Christopher Nemeth. Nemeth known for his deconstructed take on clothing and a focus on the raw materials and elements that go into garment making was also featured back in 2009 in The Selby. There, you can see where Jones took inspiration for his Fall '15 menswear collection.
Where the collection succeeded in paying a beautiful tribute to Nemeth (if at times a bit too literally), it failed in providing the luxurious wonder that we expect from the house of Vuitton. There were of course beautiful pieces included, and a lot of novelty that will surely ring some commercial success. But the wonder that comes from Louis Vuitton was utterly lacking. It has me longing for the Fall '14 collection.
I found that most of my interest was in the pieces missing the bold prints, especially the gorgeous indigo dyed cashmere jeans, perhaps the "it" footwear for next Fall (best I've seen thus far in all of the shows), and of course the luggage, travel gear, and bags that is why you ultimately go to Vuitton in the first place.
Watch the full Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 menswear show here or far below.
[Photos via Style]