Where the runway meets the street

Inspired by Rajasthan, the land of kings in the northwestern corner of India, Louis Vuitton explores the origins of menswear and offers a timeless look of true sophistication for Spring/Summer 2015. A vision of contemporary and eternal India has been remixed into a blend of sophisticated embellished fabrics, smart military tailoring and inventive sport style. The brand’s Karakoram motif is translated into a range of subtle zigzag herringbone variations in fine suit wools for peaked lapel jackets and pants with a more defined, slightly higher waist and long, straight leg. Patterns continue in a more pronounced way for shirts inspired by Indian turban fabrics and embroidery motifs.

Outerwear associates refined leathers, military tailoring, silks and sophisticated technical fabrics. The trench in twill textured Louis Vuitton signature natural cowhide leather is both sumptuous and rugged. Twill leather reappears in a military flight suit and wool twill trench coats sport suede epaulettes, while blousons show in traditional and tunic versions in suede with suede ribbing at the waist. Knits combine Louis Vuitton Karakoram stripes and symbolic Indian patterns, while the T-shirt is treated with the collection’s caravansary elephant in ornate jacquard instead of print on Indian style super-mercerized cotton.

This season also marks the launch of the new V bag collection: multipurpose bags fitting all daily activities, from gym to the office.

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