The Modernist era of the ‘60s has been the epitome of both class and innovation. MODs as they are called, aimed to defy the norms of how their American counterparts dress down. These British youth opted to don tailored pieces that exude elegance. Men donned sharp Italian suits and leather brogues, while the ladies coif their hair into beehives with thick headbands, wear short shift dresses, and colored tights. Decades after this style phenomenon, fashion houses are still scrambling for more. Hence, one of the top Parisian luxury brands Louis Vuitton satisfied this particular fashion craving.
For their Spring/ Summer 2014 women’s wear collection, current Creative Director Marc Jacobs who is known for his impulsive style choices, decided to take notes from the MODs. He translated this inspiration to transforming the haute couture’s signature Damier print into the predominant dual-shade large checkerboard prints seen in the season’s clothing and accessories. The runway show itself was transformed into a mall atrium, with four escalators serving as entryways for the models. Filing in by two’s, each pair appears by color scheme. Splashes of canary yellow, tan, gray, and black were all mixed with white to create these patterns that seemingly hark back to 1960. The known retro hairstyles like the aforementioned beehive and side-parted bangs also heightened the Modernist feel of the show. Fashion fans and even stylistas who patronize Cheekybingo all seem to clamor for this collection. The mentioned ladies, who dabble in the said gaming site, are always informed about the latest news even in fashion as they are always connected to social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Since bingo is a communal activity, women are able to expand their social circles. By delving in the game itself, ladies are also honed on how to properly interact with one another. Moreover, the said site promotes positive reinforcement by offering Pamper Hampers for females to have opportunities to beautify themselves further.
And as beautifying is concerned, the LV Spring/Summer 2014 showcased precision tailoring and cuts that compliment every woman’s curves while being reminiscent of what MOD darlings like Twiggy and Andy Warhol-Muse Edie Sedgwick used to wear. Adding in accessories such as modified Damier-printed Speedy totes, satin bows, and the Magic Square pump; the models became live retro mannequins. In fact, the latter is one of the newest innovations in the brand’s shoe line as this specific pump showcases a flat rectangular kitten heel. Truly, the both Louis Vuitton and Modernist era are here to stay as they have both mastered reinvention through the years.