Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2011 Collection

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I’ll start with the end. Because that’s what shocked me the most! If you’ll just fast forward to the 11th minute and 46seconds of the video you’ll find after the jump, you’ll have the honor of seeing Mr Marc Jacobs in a peculiar shape for his designer reverence. That was the cherry on top of a collection pie that felt pretty awkward already. Now let’s get to l’ordre du jour: the actual Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2011 Collection!

Impressed? No. Surprised? Yes. But not because the collection came across as original or inventive. But because Marc Jacobs is convinced that he can sell us just about anything. And the irony is that he actually can sell us anything! And more: I was right – Qipao seems to be the new black (that and any/animal print)! (let’s talk some more with a selection of pictures from the collection and the video right after the jump!)

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011

What I noticed was that almost everyone, including Louis Vuitton, is migrating towards the very thin stiletto heel. Which proved to be pretty hard to walk in, even for the professional models that walked the Louis Vuitton show. More I look at the images, more I find it difficult to digest the cheap feeling and kitschy-ness of it all.

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2011

Sure, Asia is magnificent and the Asian culture has spawned some serious fashinfluence worldwide, sure we can understand Marc Jacobs has a moment of fascination with Asian-anything (either that, or the LVMH group has recently received some Asian financing). However, I won’t understand those who in the name of fashion are willing to accept and praise this kind of collection. It’s fashion, it’s art, it doesn’t have to be accepted by everyone. Still. Why does it have to look so cheap? (photos from the entire collection can be seen here)

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2011 collection

Louis Vuitton Summer 2011


#1 ana on 10.08.10 at 2:06 pm

I wonder what all the editrix would say if this collection had came from a less known designer, or from Jessica Simpson, or JLo….
When you spend millions in advertising, parties and gifts, who dares to criticizes you??

#2 Adriana on 10.10.10 at 8:43 am

ana, good points!! :)

Shoes? A thin heel with some straps? They’re ruined when I’m at the end of my street and so are my feet and back I suppose? Further if I want to go Chinese I rather buy myself a nice and cheaper kimono or the traditional dress in these gorgeous fabrics. Available in every big city.

#3 Adriana on 10.10.10 at 8:44 am

Carmen Kass still around and looking great with her red hairdo. Well, that’s something positive right? ;)

#4 ana on 10.10.10 at 9:31 am

a kimono?? that is japanese…

#5 Adriana on 10.10.10 at 9:48 am

LOL! That’s true! How dare I to make such a stupid mistake….argh…..I forgot the name of the Chinese traditional dress, googled for it and got stuck admiring gorgeous Asian dresses……;)

#6 ana on 10.10.10 at 12:37 pm

oh Lord, that was a capital sin…

#7 Adriana on 10.12.10 at 9:32 am

……yeah, and a shame on us both since Kpriss mentioned the Chinese name in the article….:”>

#8 kiss@ng on 10.25.10 at 8:26 am

wats so special about them , looks like designs of a amateur designer of some xyz design school, guess experience doesnot bring expertise!!!!!!

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