Yesterday, someone asked me what I thought about the new crop of Louis Vuitton bags from the brand’s Fall 2016 runway, and the first thing that sprang to mind was, “Well, there’s a lot going on.” I don’t mean that in a bad way (the collection is often excellent), but it also means I don’t know where to start.

There were plenty of Vuitton signatures in the show–monograms, train cases, lots of steamer inspiration throughout–but it was combined with plenty of things that I’d never think of as classically LV. First of all, there was quite a bit of traditional leopard print, which I can’t remember Vuitton doing at any point in the recent past and which at times made certain bags feel a little Givenchy.

There were also scarf handles, oil slick mirrored metallics, mixed prints, beaded fringe and a handful of new bag shapes for both day and evening. (Plus a few for travel.) It was, in short, a lot. Most of it was also a lot of fun, though, don’t get me wrong–I’m just still digesting it all.

[Photos via Vogue Runway]

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trish smith
trish smith
6 years ago

mainly awful.

M Naima
M Naima
6 years ago
Reply to  trish smith

Definitely agree.

Katherine Mallory
Katherine Mallory
6 years ago
Reply to  trish smith

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lavinia
lavinia
6 years ago

I have seen the show and frankly the bags (but also the rest) are for me a bit confusing, there is no common point that can make me say “this is LV”. This continuous change of designer does not help the brand.

Maya
Maya
6 years ago

I do not own a single LV bag because I always found them tacky (yes, monograms are t.a.c.k.y) as hell but holy crap, this might just change!!! Since Nicolas Ghesquière is in charge…wow!!!

Doodles78
Doodles78
6 years ago

Looking at slides 27 and 28….Chanel Act 2?

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

for the first time in my life I want a LV bag <3

http://www.velvetandmilk.com/

Jeremy Bean
Jeremy Bean
6 years ago

Uninspiring

Lori
Lori
6 years ago

I love bag 20. It seems so practical and stylish. I hope they release it soon as I am in the market for a new LV…

Stephanie
Stephanie
6 years ago

Tacky

Gia
Gia
6 years ago

No thanks.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
6 years ago

With exception of the backpack in slide 24, I’m not feeling this. Too bad because the Twist flap is on my wish list. The scarf straps just look awkward.

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