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Brief Published: 4 Oct 2012

PFW S/S 13: Sixties Style at Louis Vuitton


The 1960s cemented itself as the most influential decade for Spring/Summer 2013 with Louis Vuitton, one of Paris’s biggest shows, sending an army of models clad in Mod-style squares down the runway earlier today.

Having already demonstrated his interest in the Swinging 60s through his eponymous label shown in New York a few weeks ago, Marc Jacobs continued his fascination with the repetitive nature of pop art, op art and geometric shapes at Louis Vuitton. Models walked the checkered runway in pairs, which only served to exaggerate the psychedelic quality of the squares.

Seen in monochrome, yellow, green and varying shades of brown, the pattern was used on shapes lifted straight from the Sixties. Micro shift dresses, dress coats and sheer disco-inspired separates combined for an aesthetic that married Stepford Wives with Studio 54, feeling saccharine and almost robotic in places.

As the catwalks and street-style scene become increasingly synched, so the trends on S/S 13’s catwalks are already emerging organically on the streets. The sixties have proved to be a favourite decade for street-style inspiration this season, with some cubist monochrome looks already spotted on show-goers, indicative of the fluidity of trends and the value of looking to the streets as well as the catwalks for emerging trends.

Paris Fashion Week concluded yesterday.

Louis Vuitton