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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 Collection: A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

If you're wondering what my take on Louis Vuitton's Spring 2008 collection is, just re-read the title of this post. I swear no other designer makes me walk that fine line between love and hate more than Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton's creative director. While the deconstructed looks from his namesake collection during New York Fashion Week were a striking commentary on the state of fashion today, the deconstructed looks from his LV collection seemed more like a hodgepodge of fabrics and unflattering silhouettes than a social statement. Louis Vuitton is synonymous with luxury, but these pieces were anything but.
This is not to say there weren't some bright spots. A few looks were quite lovely and inspired and others were downright stunning, but when it was bad, it was awful. By awful, I'm referring to the majority of Louis Vuitton's handbag collection. Some bags I liked. Some bags I loved, and some I absolutely hate.

Multi-colored monogram bags are back and better than ever; some handbags bore their style name on a detachable tag (hate the "naming bags" idea, but at least it's removable).

New styles done in gorgeous color combinations were the highlight of this collection.

Some color combinations were garish and flopped on many levels. While some bags sported their style names on a tag, others had the names displayed front and center (very tacky). Clutches and handbags displaying comic-like prints on the front were plain silly.

Speaking of silly bags, take a look at the sure to be limited edition piece Marc Jacobs toted down the runway. If I see one celebrity carrying this "SpongeBob SquarePants bag" next year, I will laugh my head off. Seriously, what fashionista or handbag collector would be caught dead with such a waste of a handbag? I don't know the answer to that yet, but I'm sure we'll find out next spring. A thin line between love and hate indeed.

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