10 hours ago | By Anna Ross
Paris: The house of Louis Vuitton is a truly global company, striving to expand into new markets each season. Fittingly, the inspiration for S/S 11 was a modern nomad, comfortable with going from beach to boardroom, from urbane Tokyo to Amazon adventure. Designer Paul Helbers, under the direction of Marc Jacobs, presented a season of subtle luxury with just the right amount of whimsy thrown in. While the overall look was refined, a hard edge came through with tattoos (both on the skin and as print motifs) designed by Brooklyn artist Scott Campbell. An active element was evident with lightweight parachute nylons, and the chic explorer theme was expressed with safari shirts and a plethora of covetable travel bags. Styling remained relaxed and the color palette consisted of neutrals, white and inky navy, with occasional pops of mustard, mint green, vivid olive and sky blue. Helbers has hit his stride, taking the venerable label into wearable luxury.
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