Fashion Week in Paris

Fashion Week in Paris

Kim Jones’ first collection as head of the men’s design studio for Louis Vuitton (he replaced Paul Helbers, and works with Marc Jacobs, the label’s creative director) not only referenced the storied brand’s heritage, but the designer’s as well.

The backdrop was constructed to look like a gargantuan stack of Louis Vuitton steamer trunks, and as the models walked out between them, it created a feeling that the collection was essentially unpacking itself.

The set not only symbolized the label’s deep roots in the luxe luggage business — and the travel theme Jones often explored while helming the Alfred Dunhill brand — but that the spring and summer 2012 collection would be emphasizing it as well.