Style Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 Menswear
January 23, 2015 - fall Denim
Christopher Nemeth was always Kim Jones’ favorite London designer. The approach he churned Savile Row and a travel expected Jones’ possess aesthetic. But, outward Japan, where Nemeth lived from 1986 until his genocide in 2010, he was mostly overlooked. Jones set out to repair that state of affairs today. Utilizing to a max a artistic flesh of Louis Vuitton, he saluted a male who was, on some level, his mentor.
The reverence was absolute. Nellee Hooper, a crony of Nemeth’s, done a soundtrack of his favorite songs; Judy Blame, Nemeth’s compadre in a mythological House of Beauty and Culture collective, combined a beautiful bricolage that stood for jewelry; Nemeth’s widow and daughters consulted with Jones on a details.
Before he died, Nemeth organised his repository meticulously, that done it that many easier for a equally prudent Jones to widespread a Nemeth love. He chose 4 strange prints from those repository and reproduced them in a accumulation of media far-reaching adequate to prominence a unusual craftsmanship of Vuitton’s ateliers. So there were a shearling cloak laser-etched in a Nemeth pattern, a connected cashmere sweatshirt embossed with cork (unfathomable!), wool/cashmere denim remarkably overlaid with paper patterns, and a substantial—and really limited-edition—suitcase in a flocked design.
The many winning aspect of this whole thing was, of course, that it looked so uninformed and energetic. You can honour your heroes all we like, though if your honour curdles into worthiness? Well then, it’s perceptibly value a effort. Jones has too many knowledge to tumble into that trap. He has rejigged Vuitton’s menswear so that it skews immature and stylish. There was a clarity of gap-year sportiness that jelled easily with Vuitton’s world-in-motion heritage. The parkas, duffle coats, jean jackets, and Crombies had a calming classicism, though God truly is in a details—or during slightest in a hardware—at Jones’ Vuitton, so we could design some destiny civilization digging a LV buttons out of a ashpit of story and marveling during them.
As many as Jones is a creator, he also has an eye on a blurb prize. It’s been 130 years given Vuitton non-stop a initial store outward France, and it was—naturally—in London. So celebrating Nemeth as a unsung Best of British done clarity on that level. But it was also a sign of another Vuitton reversion that yielded large dividends for a company. Marc Jacobs motionless courtesy contingency be paid to Stephen Sprouse, and demeanour what happened there. In an ideal world, a visible iconography of Christopher Nemeth will shortly be as informed as Sprouse’s graffiti prints.