During his 16-year tenure at the helm of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs tended to experiment with prints in a few specific ways; either he went for straightforward takes on the brand's iconic monogram and Damier patterns, or he brought in an art world titan to shake up the monogram for a limited edition capsule collection. Nicolas Ghesquiere, on the other hand, has shown quite a penchant for seasonal prints that have a vaguer link to Vuitton traditions, and the latest is Spring 2016's Chain Flower print.
The print takes the floral motifs from LV's signature monograms and transforms them into links on a chain that's rendered big and bold across contrasting Epi leather, reminiscent of the prints popular on silk scarves in the 80s. Chain Flower does a nice job of walking the line between brand conventions and something completely new, and those tired of logo-covered Vuitton bags will be happy to note it completely eschews the letters L and V.
Check out the first bags available in the print below.
Louis Vuitton Chain Flower Alma BB Bag
$2,350 via Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Chain Flower Cluny MM Bag
$3,700 via Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Chain Flower Mini Lockit Bag
$2,280 via Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Chain Flower Petite Malle Clutch
$5,750 via Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Chain Flower Twist Shoulder Bag
$4,050 via Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Chain Flower Alma PM Bag
$3,100 via Louis Vuitton
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