Marc Jacobs for Vuitton: S/S 2014

Probably one of my favourite Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton shows (perhaps even one of my favourites ever) was Spring Summer 2014. Which also happened to be his last at the house, before Nicolas Ghesquière took over having previously been head designer at Balenciaga.

The collection was shown amongst the sets from all the previous shows Marc Jacobs has done at the house, however all drenched in black. For example, the escalator was from Spring 2013, the hotel gallery Fall 2013. The lifts were from the Fall 2011 fetish collection and the  Marry Go Round from the following Spring collection. Even the clock from his iconic steam train collection bad an appearance.

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Cruise ’16: Chanel, Vuitton & Dior

The most important thing to be said about Pre-Collections, like Cruise which is being shown by various large fashion brands now, is that it makes up most of the houses’ fashion income. I’m not sure of the exact figures, but I’ve heard numbers as large as 70% being thrown about.

Thus it is no surprise that some of the largest brands have begun treating Cruise collections as its own thing, in many cases dragging the fashion press as far afield as Seoul in South Korea and Palm Spring in California to see their collections.

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