Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Cruise/Resort 2012
New York: Design director Julie de Libran collaborated with one of creative director Marc Jacobs’ close friends, Sofia Coppola, on the latest Louis Vuitton collection, and the results were playful yet sophisticated — words that also describe Coppola’s personal style. Boxy silhouettes and scooter helmets conjured the Mod 60s, and Eiffel Tower motifs and French blues were a nod to the house’s hometown of Paris. Luxe pajama pants made a statement, with printed silk styles and soft tuxedo striped versions becoming key items, and a Sprouse-ish graffiti-printed set was a highlight. Coppola and de Libran referenced the movement toward all things artisanal with items made from wide strips of silk woven together to create a plaid pattern, and a printed tee was toughened up with D.I.Y.-style silver studs. While designer collaborations are nothing new, this one felt particularly fresh, making Coppola’s contribution a notably positive one.  –Joanna Manganaro

Color: French blue / Navy / Dusty blue / White / Lipstick red / Salmon / Mint green / Mulberry

Key Items: Pajama pants & sets / Boxy jackets / Cardigans / Studded tee

Materials: Leather / Printed silk / Jacquard / Tweed / Fine-gauge cashmere yarns / Cotton jersey / Denim

Print + Pattern: Plaid / Eiffel tower conversationals / Paris city scenes / Stephen Sprouse-inspired leopard / Small-scale hearts

Details + Trim: Color blocking / Weaving / Contrast plackets / Studs / Contrast piping / Large buttons / Bow closures

Accessories + Footwear: Jeweled LV and heart sautoir necklaces / Studded bangles / Gold bangles / Scooter helmets / Printed equestrian helmets / Metal Peter Pan collar chokers / Logo cross-body saddle bags / Rubber wellies / Patent leather platform loafers / Flat loafers / Platform sneakers / Studded platform sandals

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