Paris Fashion Week 2013 Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013
Paris Fashion Week 2013
PRINCE PHILIP rocks our boat . We couldn't get the image of him as a young, dashing naval officer out of our heads while watching Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2013 menswear caravan go. You could attribute it to the Diamond Jubilee euphoria, but for some reason, we believe the Duke of Edinburgh was up there with the best of them on Kim Jones' inspiration wall.
By no means are we implying nostalgia. Dapper tailoring, clever in the way the double-breasted blazers were roundly cut in the front, was presented in midnight blue, camel and grey hues, before exploding in light graphite blue overcoats and scorching fluoro yellow anoraks.
The maritime vibe came in waves: first with an anchor, caught between the monogrammed initials LV, then as a water-resistant life jacket in black and finally with those ropey sandals.
It was the clever accessorising that made us gasp for air - we like to think of this as the fashion equivalent to free-diving. The oversized rucksacks in discrete orange and yellow detailing were great, so were the smallish, rectangular hard-cased boxes in the signature LV check. Once again, pendants were protruding from blazer pockets, rocking left and right as the models walked down the runway.
The Queen's consort might have been put off by the more daring neoprene scuba diving suits at the end, but there you have it - you can't please every sailor. We're lucky enough to have Jones steering the ship.
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