Louis Vuitton
By Anna Glassman

THE SPORTING LIFE Paris: With a label like Louis Vuitton, it’s expected that luxury will permeate every season, and for S/S 13 style director …

Jun 28, 2012
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THE SPORTING LIFE
Paris: With a label like Louis Vuitton, it’s expected that luxury will permeate every season, and for S/S 13 style director Kim Jones proved it goes hand-in-hand with a sporty type of swagger inspired by yachting culture. From double-breasted suit jackets paired with relaxed trousers and chunky sneakers to a hoodie rendered in crocodile worn with boat shoes, Vuitton’s models were ready for both a high-end gym and the deck of a ship. Further along, Jones added techy anoraks and functional backpacks before embarking on a surf trip with branded rash-guard t-shirts. But it wasn’t all activewear, as the collection also explored vacation-ready pajama tops and checkered summer suiting, offshoots which were more successful than a series of awkward patchwork denim pieces. — Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Tailored / Relaxed / Wide

Color: Navy / Khaki / White / Highlighter yellow / Gunmetal / Olive / Steel blue / Tan

Key Items: Wide shorts / Double-breasted blazers / Relaxed trousers / Oversize anoraks / Khaki pants / Fitted t-shirts / Turtlenecks / Running shorts / Nylon bomber jackets / Pajama tops / Patterned suiting / Fisherman sweaters

Materials: Nylon / Silk / Cotton / Fine-gauge knits / Leather / Intarsia knits / Denim / Satin / Spandex

Print + Pattern: Illustrated graphics / Checks / Plaid / Stripes

Details + Trim: Drawstring closures / Hooks / Hoods / Banded hems / Patchwork / Unfinished edges / Rolled cuffs

Accessories + Footwear: Sneakers / Weekend bags / Pocket squares / Backpacks / Gym bags / Boat shoes / Bucket hats / Square sunglasses / Charm necklaces / Loafers / Miniature luggage cases / Briefcase clutches / Lapel pins / Mirrored sunglasses / Woven hats

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