Kim Jones, the designer for Louis Vuitton, got his inspirations for this autumn's menswear collection from his passion for nature and a deep understanding for luxury and rarities. Imagine the designer hiking through the Bhutanese cloud forest, the only place in the world where tigers and snow leopards cross paths. Despite the workout, it is pure luxury and he brought some trophies from his expedition. The snow leopard for example. But no crying, it is just the pattern in the first look on a cashmere coat. More design inspirations come in form of bhutanese stripes used on duffels and ponchos.
At the same time, he commissioned Dinos and Jake Chapman, the Brit-art provocateurs, to make images that would translate across clothing and accessories. An interesting collaboration. Their interpretation of a snow leopard can be found on a sweater for example. And also their Garden in Hell print was something different, a luxuriously graphic rendition of flora and fauna with fangs, rendered in silk jackets, robes, lounging pajamas and bags. So you can go the total look or just play with some accents.