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]