Paul Helbers' vision for the LV man next season is a man in motion. inspired by the bicycle messengers seen as "gentlemen butterflies" zipping through New York City, the collection has a palpable sportswear mood in a non too literal interpretation of rather disparate subjects as the LV menswear director's become known for. cycling references such as pedal pushers, technical fibres and bike chains
are mingled with organic butterfly wing patterns and iridescent colours:
urbane butterflies may be the theme, but this cohesive collection of luxuriously revamped classics does not impart fragility but of resilience.
but enough of the clothes, i know we're all here for the bags, shoes and accessories.
2010 is the Year of the Taïga.
since its birth in 1993, it was high time to revamp and reestablish this noble cross grained leather as Louis Vuiton's premiere men's collection of luggage and leather goods. next year we will see this collection emerge from its corporate background and hit the streets with the introduction of grey and white along with the return of the original epicea (evergreen) and acajou (burgundy) colours. but i am especially excited because they are finally making it in blue!
along with the usual parade of messengers, briefcases, totes and overnighters, there are also mini belt bags
enticing, but not too practical for my day-to-day schlepping needs, as i do pack a lot. which is why this large backpack is a strong contender:
im just not sure about the keyhole top handle.
my top picks:
but my #1 pick is this briefcase:
the dove grey hue is just perfect.
in this presentation, lanyards abound:
gotta get me one of these.
and the showstopping shoes:
the gold and sequins are terribly tempting. but im particularly interested with the iridescent green oxfords.
i think that's enough stimulation for tonight. i am thoroughly excited for next year's offerings, but for now i must focus on the upcoming Fall/Winter 2009 intake.
photos: men.style.com, showstudio.com
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- LV Men's Spring/Summer 2010 review