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- LV Men's Spring 2010 News
here's a few tidbits i have gathered about the upcoming Louis Vuitton Men's Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.
the new face for the ad campaign is French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry (a.k.a. Mr Halle Berry). here's a couple of shots of him from LV S/S 2010 runway presentation back in June:
he was phtographed by Steven Meisel at the Spanish hot spot Ibiza. some say it almost could've been Jesus Luz if Madonna had her way. thankfully the luxury brand's big wigs weren't swayed.
Spring 2010 will be all about reintroducing their hugely successful Taïga leather collection. launched in 1993, Taïga was LV's first line of bags, luggage and accessories designed specifically for men. next year, we will see three new colours named after the biospheres surrounding the Arctic region:
Polaire, as the name suggests would most likely be snow white:
Glacier i presume would be this colour:
and Boreal, named after the more densely forested southern portion of the Taiga, the coniferous northern region of the globe just below the Arctic. im a bit stumped with this one, but the closest hint of the actual colour i could come up with is a mottled pink granite. so it could possibly be a new lighter shade of their old acajou (burgundy) colour:
but it could also be a new version of their original epicea (evergreen) colour:
then again, i could be completely way off the mark with this one.
now don't get too excited just yet guys. i haven't heard any confirmation as to which of the bags shown above will actually be produced. but i could easily presume that this tote will most likely make the shortlist:
since this type of bag seems to be popular and they like sticking to what has worked already:
oh, and in case you're curious about this backpack:
it will be available on special order and it will set you back upwards of $20,000. which is ok by me since im not too crazy about it nor its Taiga version, which is relatively cheaper at around $3000+.
while Steven Meisel remains responsible for LV's glossy fashion adverts for now, and Annie Liebvotiz with their Core Values campaigns, they have enlisted the notoriously hip Frenchman André Saraiva to photograph a bunch of his equally cool friends for Louis Vuitton's sunglasses campaign wearing these:
shot on location at the Modernist architectural wonder, The Standard Hotel in New York City. i can't wait to see the results.
im all set for an exciting LV Spring 2010.
you can read my LV Mens S/S 2010 Runway review HERE
images: GQ.com, Louis Vuitton, Buckstyle.