The set for the Louis Vuitton spring / summer 2013 show was a Damier inspired runway with yellow and white checks. The man behind the design was Daniel Buren who installed 4 escalators which models came striding down in pairs. Much like a fashion ark created by Jacobs, the models marched down the chessboard catwalk in sync, wearing contrasting prints and shapes.
An optical illusion was created with the checked floor, mixed with mini, midi and maxi lengths all in small to large squares too. Structured lady-suits, 60’s inspired mini dresses and maxi skirts, all set the scene with the duo-flow of models, giving the show a romantic feel. The pieces each complimented one another as they walked side by side. The floral prints even mirrored each other’s colour-way to give the impression of yin and yang; a bit of one in the other. It is then no surprise that every spectator in the Louvre had their eyes fixed on what was the (unofficial) finale of another beautiful Paris fashion week.
With last season’s show for fall / winter 2012 being so vivid and narrative based, Jacobs wanted to simplify his spring 2013 exhibition. Simple or not one thing he didn’t fail in achieving is creating a monochrome collection as well as an outstanding monochrome show filled with colour, poise and romance.
You can see all of the Louis Vuitton spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree