Safari on High
The wildlife of Africa returns to bring a bit of safari magic to Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2017 collection. Intricate textile treatments, exotic skins and a menagerie of animal prints are tastefully applied throughout the clothes and accessories. While most designs embody the rebellious nature of London Punk, a lot of them also reference the brand’s classic trunks as an homage to Louis Vuitton’s heritage of craftsmanship. It’s worth noting that designer Kim Jones himself spent his childhood in Kenya and Botswana. On top of all that, he once again brought in British artists the Chapman brothers (after collaborating with the duo for Louis Vuitton’s “Garden of Hell” collection in 2013) to create five prints depicting “twisted” interpretations of Africa’s most iconic animals that spruce up the leather goods, jackets and bag tags. Never before have lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes and zebras looked so damn chic.