The 2014 Winter menswear collection from Louis Vuitton has been inspired by satellite pictures of South America and the digital age.
Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton said of his creations:
“Our collections have always been about travel, but the idea this time was technical travel, digital travel, the implications of the fact that we can now see the world through a screen.
“We looked at NASA maps of the world from space, and at aerial photographs of Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Atacama Desert, and the Nazca Lines in Peru. Then, we went into those areas and found the finest local materials. The idea this season is combine these refined fabrications with the notion of digital, new age travel, of never being in one place. As is the tradition of Louis Vuitton, there’s a focus on craftsmanship, but technology was important; I didn’t want to make something rustic or nostalgic.
“It had to feel technical and modern.”
Inspiration from the Nazca Lines and the Atacama desertscape have been interlaced with expert craftsmanship using local materials including wool from the finest hairs of the vicuña camelid. Light and slim tailoring is enhanced with Peruvian detailing, such as needle-punched horizontal stripes.