Louis Vuitton AW11 Catwalk & Front Row
Louis Vuitton shows off its daring and unconventional side for Autumn/Winter 2011 with Marc Jacobs proveing that he really does have it all.
With an iconic line-up of models including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell and a stellar front row with Daisy Lowe, Leigh Lezark, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Natalia Vodianova, Emma Stone, Alex Pettyfer, Caroline Sieber, Anna Wintour and the new Editor-in-Chief at Vogue Paris Emmanuelle Alt all in attendance. Ornate elevators provided a statement entrance and set the scene with a night watchman theme as Louis Vuitton didn’t spare any shock factor or humour with a major fetish influence.
Models strode confidentially down the catwalk in porter caps, see through flasher macs and elaborate uniforms with teddy bear fur puffed sleeves and peter pan collars. Skirts were fitted and fluted at the calf adding a little cheeky demure whilst trousers with leather panelling came in the form of jodhpurs, though cut away leather pants which left little to the imagination were far more prevalent. Statement pieces such as structured blazers with exaggerated shoulders in bold colours, a reoccurring trend for this season, coats with nipped in waists and little cashmere knits provided a lavish element to the collection.
Accessories came in the form of handcuffs and LV- stamped bucket bags, teddy bear fur shoulder bags, block heeled Mary Janes, platform heeled rubber wellies and lace ups added further sex appeal.
Overall this collection provided an appealing contrast of luxury with expensive fabrics of cashmere, snakeskin and brushed suede to the cheap and cheerful glittery fetish pieces in PVC and latex.
Finally, Louis Vuitton left nothing to the imagination as Kate Moss provided one last jaw dropping moment as she boldly marched down the catwalk in high waisted pants and leather lace ups with a cigarette in one hand to an approving applause from the A List front row.
-Text by Claire Brennan