The Men’s 2015 Fall Collection of Louis Vuitton was nothing short of deliciously edgy. Integrating the aesthetics of renowned fashion icon, Christopher Nemeth, the collection brought about a fresher and sharper edge to the brand. While keeping the elegance that Replica Louis Vuitton is known for in its designs, the set from the 2015 collection upped the ante further by turning it “stylishly street” and it’s all thanks to the label’s Men’s Style Director, Kim Jones.
Young and creatively vibrant, Jones was a graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art where he holds an MA in Menswear where, in his graduating year, he was acclaimed for his graduation show presented in 2003 at London Fashion Week. For a time in his illustrious career Jones has created his own label until he was called in by high profile London brand, Alfred Dunhill, to be its Creative Director as well as working for Alexander McQueen. Following years of creative growth, it was in 2011 when Louis Vuitton appointed him as the brand’s Men’s Style Director.
Over the years with the brand, Kim has designed Louis Vuitton bags and a collection of menswear where he lends his unique style of adding the element of travel, underscoring the brand’s soul, to each piece. Having spent his childhood in Africa, he was exposed to the vast savannahs of the continent thus influencing his creative aesthetic. Spending his formative years traveling with his parents from Africa to the Amazon, it was when Jones came to London that he was finally able to exercise his creativity.
He has created and designed for his own label that debuted at Paris Fashion Week in 2004 and carried on for eight seasons but he did not stop there.
Jones, with his incredible talent, worked his way even further into the fashion industry and landed jobs with brands like Hugo Boss, Uniqlo, Topman, and Umbro but it was with Alfred Dunhill that he seemed to have found his turning point and with Louis Vuitton where he cemented his identity among the fashion greats.
The image of the Louis Vuitton bags for men will never be quite the same. Owing to his experiences in travel, the element of utilitarianism is always present in every creation, something that is quite evident in his 2011 Men’s Collection where the idea of “transforming pieces” was introduced into his designs; an idea that sprung from Jones identifying the need to make things much easier and comfortable for travelers.
“I think I’m a logical and practical thinker at the end of the day,” he admits to a 2011 interview with Suzy Menkes when asked about his designs.
Whatever his reasons, whether practical or logical, creative or edgy, Kim Jones has a certain kind of magic that he wields to transform Louis Vuitton bags, shoes, and clothes into what men, especially those who travel, crave for: practicality with a minimum of fuss.
It is no surprise that his recent Menswear line for Fall 2015 still answers to that need and still gives more room for creativity and style.