Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Louis Vuitton resort 2019


The clothes had a cool factor that was vintage Ghesquière: a little bit cult-y, a lotta bit ’80s, with a soupçon of executive realness, and, for good measure, some beaded silk lingerie bits and hand-painted acid-washed denim.
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Imagine that in the same review excepted above that the word eccentric was used……………. the reviewer is obviously either a master of understatement or just a complete fool… personally I’d go with fool! In that same piece of paid for tripe the review speaks to the ”house codes” (of which there are none) and how the intergalactic over knee athletic intergalactic flat soled boot will be a slam dunk  hit for the brand at retail …. I guess EMS will be working overtime scraping up women from the pavement who are as unable to walk in them as were the models.
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What I see here are clothes ... just clothes for the sake of clothes. Clothes that are overworked, over designed to be intentionally odd, often heavy handed and on the whole pretty unwearable except for the Asian and Middle East clientele who buy a label rather than fashion. What astounds me more is that last season, one had the notion that Ghesquière was going to move away from fashion freakdom and move towards collections that had a broader appeal, even if just to a minority of the 3% who might be able to afford this “stuff.”
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What cannot and will not be ignored is that apparel is but a speck of dandruff on the suit of Arnault. Vuitton is a money machine, a cash   cow and a heritage brand that might only be rivaled by Dior. Sadly when it comes to clothes, both brands offer little to people who want to look chic or well-groomed but they sell a shitload of ancillary products. Rather than the”classy” option these are the clothes aimed to appeal to a generation of musicians who make noise rather than music and for some whose bust size is larger than their IQ
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Kudos to Nicholas, you have the best job in the world… you get to just make silly clothes at extraordinary prices; the clothes barely register a blip in the big “monde:” of Louis Vuitton. You are there to provide HYPE and nothing else. Money and hype can be incredible intoxicants and aphrodisiacs for a designer who has no restraints.
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PS…. Buried within this cacophony of clothes there were actually a few pieces that will have some appeal to those who would want to look tasteful or own a piece of extreme workmanship but you will need a scalpel to dissect this collection in order to find them.