Louis W.

Louis W.

The Fall Winter 2016, Louis W. collection explores the world of rebellion, called Soixante Huit (SixtyEight), it references the late 60s, early 70s clothing worn by teenage demonstrators. Louis was particularly inspired by the aesthetic of the participants of the May ’68 riots in France, when the youth sought to claim their right to expression through asserting their individuality. Jackets are made of various types of shearling with a retro color palette. The René jacket is a classic bombardier jacket in very thick shearling. The Emmanuel jacket is a beige suede, aviator shape with a tone-on-tone shearling collar, while the ever popular Ferris bomber comes in a graphic version with dark sheepskin with a grey print on top. Finally the Raymond Parka refers to 70s military, in dark-navy, heavy felt and shearling with a matching cotton pocket. This season knitwear also reflects the vintage military styles with “round” V-neck or zipped roll neck ribbed sweaters. They exist in traditional shades like burgundy, pale grey-melange or navy. To complete the look, Louis W. introduced the Guillaume jumpsuit made in a natural tone raw canvas. The visuals shot by Bruno Staub and styled by Julian Ganio are set in a disused power station in London. Three different boys were cast in order to convey the feeling of teenage camaraderie; Thomas Cooney, Cameron Deakin and Angus Preston.

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