Here are some detail and backstage shots from Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Menswear show at Paris yesterday.
The show featured an array of gorgeous ‘man bags’. Prominently, the new Damier Infini, made from beautiful and soft calf leather textured in the signature Damier check pattern.
In addition to this new leather statement, brief cases and small satchels adorned with trunk locks, reproduced from vintage Louis Vuitton models, are coming in elephant print leather and in classic Nomade soft leather, Monogram canvas or patent alligator.
Accessories, like faceless watches, rose-cut cluster rings, side pleated gloves and thick matte black sunglasses associate plain simplicity with a mysterious Lynchian quality, while thick knit scarves, replace ties for a rustic Amish look.
And reversed luxury defines footwear in inside out and patched material combinations which put alligator on the inside, patent leather on the heel and leaves edging uncut for a thick sole and a rough feel.
Images via Louis Vuitton / Mazen Saggar, Saskia Lawaks