Here’s a look inside Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2013 Men’s Lookbook. Summer is here!
Photographed by Alasdair McLellan, the lookbook features model Jacey Elthalion, styled by Katy England and hair by Syd Hayes, sporting LV’s latest clothing, footwear and accessory collection on the stunning backdrop of Mnemba Island in Tanzania.
“Diana Vreeland said that water was ‘God’s tranquilizer.’ She also said she thought the idea of the freedom of surfing was wonderful. That was one of the starting points for the collection,” explains Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton Men’s Style Director, working under the Artistic Direction of Marc Jacobs. “I was also looking at different kinds of men I related to this style – the Vuitton customer is not just one kind of man – and that spanned people from Yves Carcelle with his love of yachting to the idea of sailing clothes worn by men in both a street and pop sense.”
“Again, it’s a global journey and the sea covers most of Earth’s surface after all!” says Jones. “The collection almost comes from an actual journey – it is like the unpacked contents of a suitcase. There is a sense of travelling from West to East and back again especially in terms of fabrications and the sense of souvenirs and practical clothing that was picked up along the way.”