A Watchful Garden
A Watchful Garden
A Watchful Garden

A Watchful Garden

With Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones paints a picture of a meticulously contemporary traveller holding dark secrets, a mountaineer with sleek urban elements of versatility. His only companion is the Lock-it Taurillon Voyage Bag, a metaphor the faithful beast of burden. All seeing, yet ever silent.

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Jones’ collection sees the eternal traveller off to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The mystical Snow Leopard has been given life through a commission of infamous sibling artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, known for their deliberately shocking imagery.

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At the two-thirds mark we take a sinister turn, transitioning into black tie & loungewear, featuring a haunting embroidered floral motif by the Chapman brothers, a hellish garden filled with poison flowers. Scowling owls warn us to keep our distance, yet we draw ever closer.

I find it endlessly fascinating that everything has a hedonistic dark side. Do you ever wonder why we go to such lengths to hide it?

Images: Lea Colombo, Louis Vuitton

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