Flappers, meet Asia. Asia, meet Marc Jacobs. This designer was all about the Oriental accent in his Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 collection, and we’re left wondering if someone could be any more bold. Forget the minimalism trend that’s been taking the runways by storm, Jacobs was all about the bright, the bold, and the Asian printed.
Sheer lace tops paired with sheer lace fans, bright purple kimonos with too-high-showing-off-yellow-underwear slits, and a bold blue and red Asian floral print suit — just a few samples of what went on in this collection. From the prints to the colors, everything was loud, obnoxious, and gave the mind no time for rest.
The key pieces of this show definitely came towards the end. First off, a simple white suit that at first seemed out of place in this circus celebration of a runway show, but wait! Is that a giraffe I see? So clever, so cute, so in love. And finally, Jacobs ended the show with a model strutting down in zebra-printed top that fit her like a second skin. Well, actually, it was her skin. Blow my mind and call Jacobs crazy, but yes, a certain Kristen McMenamy walked the runway with a painted on bod. Wo-ah!
For more of this collection, go to Style.com.