Between the half-shoes/half-claws shown by Alexander McQueen and Chanel Spring 2010 being show in a barn with smirking models, I thought I had seen every ridiculous thing that Paris Fashion Week had to offer.
And then at Louis Vuitton Spring 2010, creative director Marc Jacobs saw fit to attach furry tails to the bags. Yep, that happened.
As far as bags go, the show started dreadfully. Most of them appeared to be made of dip-dyed cotton canvas in candy colors with coordinating fluffy appendages streaming off the back, which were sometimes bigger than the bag itself. After a dozen looks, I thought I was in for a very unpleasant show.
But after a little while, things started to look decidedly better. I m not sure if it was just the fashion show version of Stockholm Syndrome, I guess that s always possible, but things rallied a bit during the middle and end portions of the show. Instead of canvas bags with animal parts hanging from them, Vuitton returned to the leathers and embossed logos to which fans are slightly more accustomed.
Which is not to say the bags were boring they weren t. The opposite, in fact. And they weren t entirely successful, but I appreciate the combination of colors, materials, and textures that Jacobs attempted in order to make something new out of one of the most recognizable logos in the fashion world. The collection was heavy on messengers, and the ones that combined logo leather with smooth in different colors were probably the best bags of the show, in addition to the duffel bags made of similar textures. Please, Marc Jacobs, if you re out there: please give the tassel-covered bags a rest. Thanks.
The more I look through the bags from the last half of the collection, the more the eclectic ideas and influences grow on me, and I m not sure what my final opinion will be once the dust of fashion week has settled. One thing is sure, though; adventurous collections like Louis Vuitton, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen are what make Paris the world s reigning fashion city. New York has some catching up to do.
Images via Style.com.
i feel okay about 6, 14, 19, 21, and 23 but i wouldn t wear or recommend any of them.
I actually like #16 . but then, I tend toward simplicity in bags the others have a bit too much going on for my taste; although I also like the duffle style #25 . I can see it going for a quick weekend jaunt!
I agree. I couldn t see myself carrying any of these bags in public. I want to find a bag that rivals my Philip Grene bag. To make me choose
no. 6 is the only nice one in my opinion. the rest have too much going on for my liking
OMG, Please give the tassels, straps and extra materials a rest! They seem like they could be really nice but over kill on some of the designs for real.
I am sure the LV Spring collection 2010 will be very successful OK, just kidding, looks like it will go the Titanic way (sink and reach rock bottom) and rightly so.
Well well, a few interesting looks, but more Juicy Coutoure style.
Don t think women, who could avoid good bags, would spend
in this day and age, when there are so many other bags that
will last more than one season. Oh well. Love Marc though
Wow! These bags compelled me to write my first comment ever on purseblog. These are the ugliest bags I have ever seen! I feel like LV/Marc Jacobs bet someone that people will buy their products no matter how hideous and ridiculous they make them!
well mellee, indeed damn true .no matter what crap they design, ppl will still buy the bags all of these look so ugly no creativity at all .n most of them in messenger style, bet the folks at LV know how the asian market loves messenger bag, so dedicate most of the runway bag to messenger bag .
Horrible designs can t believe something so ugly came from a designer who normally inspires pure beauty. My pocketbook will be taking a break this season.