Louis Vuitton Brings Down the House for FW18

Louis Vuitton Brings Down the House for FW18

See Kim Jones' final collection at Louis Vuitton.

See Kim Jones' final collection at Louis Vuitton.

Photography: Schohaja

Text: AJ Longabaugh

To define Kim Jones’s final collection at Louis Vuitton as only 'iconic' would be an understatement. However, labeling it as ‘fucking iconic’ is indeed the arena Jones's Fall 2018 men's show belongs in, a slick, shiny, and sharp execution of unexpected outdoor patterns, fresh silhouettes, and boundary-breaking stylings galore.

Jones's designs are confident and catered to the 'man on a mission’, creating suave yet edgy outerwear, shorts layered over intricately stitched LV-stamped leggings, and gag-worthy boots, all rooted in a unique pallette of camouflaged, terrain-based prints. A few looks combine brilliant metallics with the detailed earthly hues bringing the level of chic up a few notches. The timing of Jones's inspiration and decision to implement camouflage as the basis of this collection is perfect, not too reaching or easily cliche to the eye. It’s rather intelligent and truly groundbreaking to elevate the usually mundane or thrifty fabric. As the collection evolves, a more familiar Louis Vuitton appears towards the end with plum and brown hues tailored to a crisp altitude of high fashion.

The only pairs of bare legs that belong on this runway come as an epic closing, as supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss take the runway in elegantly stunning classic LV trench coats, bringing Jones's reign to a perfect ending. A well-deserved standing ovation commences for a collection that will go down in LV’s history as legendary and quickly turns into a earned celebration of the stapled legacy that is Kim Jones's Louis Vuitton. 

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