The Autumn/Winter 2011 Louis Vuitton presentation was by far the show highlight of last season. It set the darkly repressed bondage theme of the entire season and the show itself was a work of art, with lifts ascending to the runway containing some of the world’s biggest models. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection which showed this morning had a lot to live up to. When the curtain sailed upwards to reveal a revolving carrousel with a model perched perfectly on each of the white horses I was immediately struck by how similar it was to the Chanel show a few years back which was the exact same concept. I suppose in this world nothing is genuinely new anymore but it’s bound to bring up more than a few Chanel comparisons.
Marc Jacobs presented us with an ultra feminine floral affair of whites and pastel colours that would look quite at home in a fairytale like setting. Some of the detailed embellishment on the floral pieces was exceptionally pretty. Collarless coats were once again a bit feature, with dainty floral broderie anglaise shirt collars peaking out. The shapes aren’t going to be the easiest to pull off I have to say, if some of these tiny models can be made to look like they’re expecting then we can’t hold much hope for it looking any better on a ‘real’ women.
Overall it’s a very pretty, whimsical little collection that’s sure to bring out your inner seven year old girl next Summer and there are certainly some great pieces in the mix here. And of course once again we saw Marc Jacobs manage to coax Kate Moss out of runway retirement to close the show for him. The power of Marc.