Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton Fall 2012


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Simplicity of form is played against a building complexity of pattern, texture and adornment in the passengers’clothing and accessories. Brocades and jacquards are further embroidered and appliqued with hologram colorforms and laser etched plastic stones; tinsel is woven to resemble sparkling tweed; heavy metal yarns replicate Afghan blanket fabrics; kangaroo leather is patch-worked and bejewelled with plastics; pony and seal are frequently utilised as both the body and applique on garments; shining crystal tap fittings are embedded in stylised floral buttons and fastenings.


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Appropriately enough the Vuitton handbags this season are also larger than life. Based on the shapes of Vuitton luggage past, they too utilise the large scale of the collection. Hat boxes, vanity cases, weekend bags and petites valises all make an appearance for everyday use. The traditional canvas Monogram finds itself trimmed in real crocodile or embroidered in sequins on a blanket wool, trimmed with box calf.



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