Monday, January 21, 2008

Rave: Louis Vuitton Spring 2008

Sometime last week, while looking through the Spring 08 collections presented last September, I realized that I had overlooked the collection presented by fashion powerhouse, Louis Vuitton. In my opinion, it was a great show. Filled with color, odd selections of fabrics, and downright confusing combinations, I suppose this show was quite similar to Marc Jacob's own 'backwards' collection -- done in a much more sophisticated fashion. put it as being "crazed, random, playful, yet grounded," and I couldn't agree more. It really was like young women playing dress up and getting lost in their mother's makeup-kit.

But alas! The clothes weren't what attracted me to the collection. Yes, they were fabulous as Louis Vuitton clothes always tend to be, but it was the bags that stole the show. Marc Jacobs collaborated with controversial artist Richard Prince to design the spring 08 line of Louis Vuitton bags. They were colorful, spray painted and distressed, and several of the bags even incorporated text (what Prince's artwork is often noted for). From what I've read on message boards and The Purse Forum, these bags haven't yet been welcome with open arms. Yet, I must admit, that when I saw the bags for the first time, my mind was reeling! I could not believe how modern they looked without sacrificing the class and quality that Vuitton is known for. I was hooked right away, and hope that this isn't the last we see of a Prince & Louis Vuitton collaboration.

My take on the bags? To be quite honest, I had nearly lost all hope for Louis Vuitton. Yes, LV bags are fabulous and the epitome of quality clothing, but it seems that today, everyone and their mother has a Louis Vuitton bag (and in most cases, fake ones -- but we'll save that topic for later). I had very little hope that the label could regain it's once revered status, and I feel that the Richard Prince collection, while definitely "out there," has done just that. It has reaffirmed why Louis Vuitton is looked upon with such respect in the world of fashion.

But words aren't enough. Check them out for yourself.

Photo Credits: 1 2 3 4


StyleDiva said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment, and i wish i could tell you that i'll post again, but i'm super super busy lol
nice blog by the way!!

Margherita. said...

I love the collection.

By the way, if you want you could change my blogs name that links to it to Revolutionalized instead of a period.

The period wasn't supposed to be the name! That was a bit of a design flaw from a while back, fixed now. Along with a bit of an updated look.

alluretone said...

i love all of the collections that marc produced this season. love the tulle, gloves and the bags- i agree that collborating with richard prince was a genius idea. my mom saw the collarborations and thought something went wrong with the prints on the bag, haha.

would love to trade links, love your blog.

Aisha said...

At first sight, his latest collections seemed a little bit weird, but it finally grew on me.
Marc Jacobs is awesome.

Your link is up at my site ;)

Amy said...

I love the purple funny!