Someone asked me yesterday what I thought of the brand’s new crop of Louis Vuitton bags from the Fall 2016 runway, and the first thing that came to mind was, “Well, there’s a lot going on.” I don’t mean that in a bad way (the collection is usually excellent), but it also means I don’t know where to start.
There were a lot of Vuitton signatures at the show—monograms, train cases, lots of steamy inspiration throughout—but it was mixed with a lot of things you’d never think of as classically LV. Firstly, there was a bit of traditional leopard print, which I don’t recall Vuitton doing at any point in the recent past and which sometimes made certain bags feel a bit Givenchy.
There were also scarf handles, oil-mirrored metallics, mixed prints, beaded fringe, and a smattering of new bag shapes for day and night. (Plus some for travel.) It was, in short,much. Most of it was also a lot of fun though, don’t get me wrong I’m still digesting the whole thing.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]