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The Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2015 Menswear Collection in Review

By Attireclub @attireclub

The Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collection was presented in the French capital and offered a lot to see. Kim Jones, who is the style director of Louis Vuitton's men's ready-to-wear division since 2011, and a passionate traveler, proposed a collection that can cover many tastes, styles and preferences. The diversity and explorative nature of the collection were just one of its strong points, as the clothes presented in Paris, which can be worn in numerous settings and can be adapted in a wide variety of outfits, have many stories to tell.

The collection featured an aesthetic that was partially inspired by the Indian colors and aesthetic, and partly by the world of aviation. At the late Louise Wilson's advice, who was Jones' professor at Central Saint Martins, the style director took a trip to India, which he used as an inspiration for this collection, which he dedicated to Wilson.

Therefore, the collection featured colors such as blue and bright shades of pink but also leather brown garments and pieces in muted shades of blue. The timeless beauty of the Indian palaces and the curiosity that drives explores to discover more were just some of the themes of this fusion collection.

Combining a very bright and charged aesthetic with a very clean and sharp one, the brand managed to offer a balanced collection for the spring-summer season of 2015.

The collection featured many bold coats, structured pants, but also many luxe bags, belts and stunning shades. Some clothes, which were inspired by the uniforms of the Indian palaces' guards, had a certain military vibe, while others were perfect for a night out in Mumbai. It was surprising to see a jumpsuit or two, but they were organically introduced in the context of the collection, which in a way, seemed to reflect the wardrobe of a highly elegant traveler. And, if this collection was all about going places, how could a series of big water-proof bags be missing? More than that, some of the cases carried by the models opened to reveal a musician's essentials or even a portable writing desk. The audience did not know this, but isn't traveling all about unveiling mysteries? One model even carried a guitar case with a sheepskin lining.

The flight suits were probably the biggest highlight of the collection, which, just like some of the bomber jackets, were decorated with Shisha mirror-work featuring the bran's logo, which gave flare and added a dose of preciousness to the collection.

As Louis Vuitton usually does, the "L" and "V" initials were a big part of the designs, which could be noticed on a series of bright t-shirts.

Moreover, the collection also included a series of retro-inspired t-shirts that, even though colorful and bright, balanced out the strong hues inspired by the Indian aesthetic. Many people were distracted by these 1970s t-shirts and the high-waisted pants with which they were matched, but, traveling is all about selection.

In the end, the true elegance of this collection came from the story it tells: it is an ode to details, to the rare and to the extraordinary.

We are sure that this collection would have been very much in the taste of the maharajs of Jodhpur and Jaipur, who, in the 1920s, were big Louis Vuitton customers and that they would have been excited to see their country's aesthetic turned into a LV collection.

Take a look at our favorite looks from the collection, and see why we liked them and what style lessons we can learn from them!

Fraquoh and Franchomme

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