#PFW: Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2013 Runway & Bags Report!
8 March 2013

#PFW: Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2013 Runway & Bags Report!

Unlike the 2011 shows  – that carousel for SS11 and the Vuitton Express for FW11 – Marc Jacobs didn’t make any of the usual grand gestures for Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2013 show this season. What he did instead, though, was something else altogether. This season, what Marc did for Vuitton, was create a live fashion film that was in motion for 15 minutes.

The Vuitton FW13 show set. Image via @grazia_live Instagram

The show set was made to look like a hotel corridor, with green and white floral wallpapered walls and doors which served as the rooms in Hotel Vuitton. As usual, the show began on the dot at 10am Paris time (5pm Malaysian time) without any delays. The models quickly emerged from the “rooms” one after another in quick succession.  The dimly-lit set, the music and the dark brunette wigs that the models wore were styled in a fashion that really reminded me of Marion Crane, in the original Pyscho by Alfred Hitchcock.

As the show progressed, it was clear that Marc was going for a Film Noir-esque vibe, and the models, seductive Femme Fatales. The models disappeared into the doors and “rooms” that they emerged from, wearing a luxrious coat embellished with sequins and feathers, but that couldn’t mask the slinky négligées that were not quite hidden under the outerwear. Apart from the Boudoir Chic that he was trying to project, this certainly left little to the imagination as Marc quite blatantly suggested that behind hotel doors lie scandalous secrets. We were all drawn into the “movie-in-motion” that he was trying to create, and before we knew it, Kate Moss was closing the show (photo above), and out came Marc in red floral pyjamas to take his post-show bow.

Marc Jacobs taking his post-show walk in Red floral silk PJs. Photo via @00o00 instagram

And now, on to the bags:

Sorry but I don’t get these bags. They sort of looked like a cut-up curly-haired wig from the 17th and 18th centuries were dyed and turned into these pochette-like bags.

The Verdict: It seemed to be the season of the furry and exotic Louis Vuitton icon: the Speedy. The rest of the seasonal styles were just a simple foldover top handle bag, a flap bag, and a pochette-like style. I really can’t say more because I don’t know what to make of the collection apart from it being super exotic in every sense of the word. Like every Vuitton show, I love the theatrics and drama involved and this season, Marc certainly created an epic fashion movie.

Images via Style.com