Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 handbags

If you’re a Damier fangirl, you’re in luck. Prefer Louis Vuitton‘s monogram canvas or regular leather? It might be a tough six months for you, if you’re a Louis Vuitton customer. Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 was largely a riff on the company’s classic check print, with the square motif repeated over and over again in sequins, fur, piece leather and suede. There were a few solid-colored bags with contrasting trim, but they weren’t the story of the day.

The other important element of this Vuitton collection is color, and specifically how few colors were used. The tone of the yellows, creams, browns, greens and greys in the show reminded me of a 1970s middle-American kitchen, all Harvest Gold appliances and off-white vinyl chair cushions. It’s certainly a palette worth exploring (and one that can be used beautifully in skilled hands), but the finish of the bags leaves something to be desired. The solid options look luxurious, as do some of the Damier Speedy-shaped bags, but many simply look a bit too simple and awkwardly shaped for my personal taste. Check out the gallery after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • crazybaglady

    Why show only 2 bags per page? Not enough diversity in the style of the bags. Getting a Prada-vibe, for some reason. Anyways, I’ll pass on this one!

  • Baltimore Bag Lady

    I really like the bags that are solid color and trimmed in a contrasting color; especially the brown and white. I would have liked to have seen the damier pattern woven rather than applied. Yuck to the larger square pieces.

  • SandiG

    Yes why all the checks? The green and cream sequined check is nice! Thats about it for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joy.xu.10 Joy Xu

    Couldn’t be more hideous !

  • tony

    are the check squares 3D?? its looks if the colored squares are glue on one-by-one.. seems like a detailed crafts project for kindergarten!

  • Havetohave

    Ewww! Very one note. They look cheap.

  • Luv Art

    Dont forget about the main element of this collection which is inspired by the works of conceptual artist Daniel Buren!!!

  • ara’renee

    I love all the bags rocking now stop“

  • Isabel Marant boots

    Marant Boots

    Isabel Marant Dicker Suede Ankle Black

    Isabel Marant Dicker Suede Ankle Brown

    Isabel Marant Dicker Suede Ankle Grey

    Isabel Marant Manly Suede
    And Leather Knee Beige Boots

    Isabel Marant Manly Suede
    and Leather Knee Black Boots

  • LB

    I love most of the collection! Great theme!

  • ClassicChic

    eww, what have they done to Damier? Some patent/pvc seriously looks like a bad knock off from flea market, and a horrible one too.

  • nb

    This collection looks like a nightmare that I would expect from Coach. LV is supposed to represent french luxury not a frumpy american soccer mom…time to fire Marc Jacobs. He has totally spoiled their elegant Damier print. It’s one thing to enhance a company’s strength but he completely changed it and american-ized it, needs to stop.

  • Anne Lake

    Have to admit I’m not in love. This collection smacks of Kate Spade cute to me.

  • Jennifer Rich

    It is very sad that, someone would ruin such a Legendary as LV:( This looks like designers from Pre-School. It is very ugly!

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