Last season it was a merry-go-round ironically lead by the fabulously all-over-the-place Kate Moss. Yesterday Marc Jacobs presented his Louis Vuitton collection for Fall 2012 in a mock Victorian train station at the Louvre at Paris Fashion Week.
No doubt it was an amazing spectacle to behold to onlookers in the room and, indeed those glued to their laptop screens worldwide – a custom-built Louis Vuitton train carrying the models and their personal porters. Twitter went wild with images of the train, the train driver, the conductor, the models descending from the train, the porters…you get it, there was a f*cking train.
We LOVES us a show here at BOHOMOTH but when the staging gimmicks overtake the purpose of said show, we get grumpy and tired. In the words of David Banner, you wouldn’t like us when we’re angry. The internet was abuzz with reports of Louis Vuitton bringing four weeks of fashion in New York, London, Milan and Paris to a grinding and ‘fun’ halt. It was, however, difficult to find much reporting on the actual clothing and bags.
A mildly interesting continuation of the Marc Jacobs New York show for his own named line, the clothes was modern Victorian tailoring with oversized ornate buttons, huge hats and clunk-tastic shoes. He went the extra mile for us with patchwork leather, cropped pants under midi skirts and coats. There was great attention to detail but detail we’d seen on his Tim Burton-esque runway just weeks ago.
To end on a positive note, we did love the return of classic Vuitton trunk luggage that made the company a success from it’s beginnings in 1854.
Next time Marc, throw the ideas at the clothes, not the show. Don’t become the gimmick boy.