Louis Vuitton has recently introduced their Pre-Fall 2011 collection which was inspired by the decadent eras 1920’s and 30’s with references to les garçonnes and Art Deco. It’s quite like a toned down version Spring/Summer 2011 collection. As for the bags, the Galuchat Maestria is recreated in darker shades. Also, the color-blocking is taken to another level as the other bags not only blocked color, but also different textures of canvas and leather (i.e. Monogram canvas, Monogram embossed leather, grained leather, and suede).
Here’s what Style.com’s Nicole Phelps’ review:
“Introducing Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall collection, design director Julie de Libran explained that its genesis was an exhibit of Louise Bourgeois’ last fabric works in Venice. De Libran went on to reference the 1920’s and thirties, les garçonnes, and Art Deco, calling the lineup a “liberated wardrobe for a woman who goes out to conquer the world.” That’s a lot to live up to, but the clothes shown at LVMH’s 57th Street Magic Room measured up to their billing. That’s assuming, of course, that the LV woman’s bank account is as liberated as she is—these clothes are seriously luxe. Of particular note was an inventive fur-collared coat that combined navy shearling and woven striped wool reminiscent of Bourgeois’ textiles. The prints on jersey wrap dresses, meanwhile, evoked the style of the Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka. And you could see shades of Chanel’s Deauville in the tweeds used for a skirtsuit and an elongated pantsuit.
Despite the decades separating this collection’s inspiration and the 1970’s of the Spring Vuitton show, you could make connections—the twenties and thirties, of course, influenced the Me Decade. A striped sequin sack dress with a drawstring waist glittered a little less brightly than Marc Jacobs’ opulent party frocks did, but there was plenty of razzle-dazzle in a flapper dress dripping with beads.”
Check out the full collection below starring Olga Sherer and Julia Saner. I love how they photographed it. Reminds me of Haute Couture presentations of the olden days.
Images via Louis Vuitton