Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
Paris: After several seasons of vivid colors and idealistic influences, Louis Vuitton creative director Paul Helbers found inspiration in two deeply incongruous sources for F/W 11 — humble Amish tradition and the disquieting dream-like films of director David Lynch. The neon backdrop and a pop of color named “Motel Red” played tribute to Lynch’s lurid neo-noir aesthetic, while the black-drenched assortment of dense layers that wrapped the body like shields referenced the austere and discreet Amish. With a Roy Orbison soundtrack adding to the Lynchian feel, the collection of streamlined essentials came together for a darkly delicious assimilation of luxury.
Color: Black / Motel Red / Ground Brown / Dream White
Key Items: Belted sweaters / Quilted blousons / Double-breasted blazers / Straight-fitting tailored pants / Detachable puffer vests for formal outerwear
Materials: Beaver fur / Washed corduroy / Nylon / Wool flannel
Details + Trim: Self-belts on cardigans / Hidden hook-and-eye closures on jackets / Pieced construction for outerwear
Accessories + Footwear: Embossed leather travel bags / Chunky-soled footwear
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