When it comes to bags, I from time to time really feel like I appear forward to Louis Vuitton‘s men’s show far more than its show for ladies. Do not get me wrong—the women’s bags place out by Nicolas Ghesquiere’s group are constantly a seasonal highlight for me, but men’s designer Kim Jones has a certain way of melding the brand’s signatures with a certain sort of sportiness that tends to make every little thing really feel fresh, casual and effortless to integrate into a wardrobe.
1 of my preferred issues about Jones’ men’s bags has been his use of colour beyond the conventional chocolate and tan of the Louis Vuitton monogram, especially his mixtures of black, grey and numerous shades of blue. The brand new Louis Vuitton Monogram Split print, which Jones debuted on his Spring 2018 runway in Paris final week, is the most recent in this line of experiments. As you may visualize, the inspiration for the name comes from how the print appears on the bag.
Ghesquiere has played with inverting the conventional colors of the LV monogram in his women’s bags and then employing each combinations in the very same piece, and right here Jones is undertaking some thing comparable with the Monogram Eclipse colour scheme he produced: the motifs are the very same colour in every portion of the print, but the background is distinct, half light and half dark. It is a lot of logo, but the sporty finishes make that really feel appropriate—after all, streetwear’s influence on current style has brought about a complete-scale resurgence of the significant logo bag. Minimalists will hate it, but Louis Vuitton has under no circumstances been for them anyway.
Monogram Split will be accessible in Louis Vuitton shops in about six months.