Kim Jones believes in the commercial viability of the man bag. And with good reason. Report after report has emerged about the business that is men’s accessories and the growth happening in the men’s market in general. So seeing bags, sometimes two or three at a time, slung across the bodies of the models for the Fall 2015 Louis Vuitton show — also noting that this was originally strictly a luxury leather goods brand — made sense.
It made more than sense, it made for good fashion. Some of those bags came with the typical LV monogram motif, and then there were a few in a sleek black, but the standout of the lineup was definitely in the trunks. One trunk came down covered in shearling with a rope pattern a la Christopher Nemeth, crawling across the face. That motif, and other aspects of Nemeth spread into the entire collection, blown up on double breasted coats, the centerpiece of crewnecks and canvasing toggle coats.
It was an ode to the designer’s favorite designer couched in a young collection with sporty details and modern classic leanings.