March 10, 2012

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2012: Train, Porter, and A Melancholy

"You know you miss that moment, where you can take a beautiful train and have a porter carry your luggage."

"It was nostalgic. It makes me dream."

Marc Jacobs wanted it to be a train, and so be it. I'm particularly attracted to this season's handbags collection, since the Ready-to-Wear (clothes) won't find any place in my day to day fashion. Very unwearable, I may say. Suitcases, oversized doctor bags, shapes you can carry for travel that'll always look good when you're coming out of a train or a plane. They're gorgeous, aren't they?

The collection is made up of bold patterns and some interesting colour combinations, as well as crazy feathered hats (yes, Marc called them crazy). Coats and dresses are also heavily layered and decorated with beads, excessive ornaments that may seem over the top in some pieces. But they're all very lavish, very extravagant, and nearly tip the scale at hedonistic fashion.

Seeing the show, I feel as if I'm travelling back on time, to an era where ladylike composure is a norm. An era where gentlemen are plenty, arm length gloves is indispensable, and porter is a must. How wonderful.

See the full length show here. You can see the train grand entrance on the runway and how entertaining this concept really is. Let me know what you think about it. Enjoy!