LOUIS VUITTON RESORT 2013
Louis Vuitton’s women’s design director Julie de Libran set the tone for a simply stunning Louis Vuitton Resort 2013 collection. Inspired by actress Catherine Deneuve in Indochine and La Sirène du Mississippi de Libran when instructed to design a collection fit for the tropics. Deneuve was marked for effortlessly keeping her French cool despite the stifling heat on-set.
The Louis Vuitton Resort collection stuck closely to the layered looks that Marc Jacobs established at LV’s show in March. Under the direction of Marc Jacobs de Libran’s 2013 Resort collection for Louis Vuitton was sweet, feminine and embodied the notion of ensemble dressing – silk dresses worn over matching cropped trousers.
Stepping in line with many other designers this season, Louis Vuitton Resort had a definite seventies vibe about it, with towering straw platforms and wide-brimmed visors topping off many of the key looks. Oversized gaucho pants were a read-to-wear staple, as well as, tailored shorts, slouchy sequined T-shits and denim vests.
Presented in a mini fashion show format at the Dia Art Foundation’s Old Space in Chelsea, Louis Vuitton Resort 2013, the colour brown provided the springboard for the collection – but the line was anything but bland. De Libran softened the palette with soft lilacs and pinks. Prints were few and far between, but those that were featured, were sleek and elegant. Jacquard tunics, soft ruffles and floaty fabrics accessorized with crystal tiaras stole the show and gave the collection an easy breezy feel.
On top of the 2013 Resort collection, Vuitton is dedicated to the all new made-to-order service. In a salon at the Fifth Avenue flagship, clients are given the opportunity to customize their LV handbag from five different silhouettes and an array of leathers and linings – there are some 40,000 possible combinations!
- Ellen Stewart
- Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton