Diane Vreeland described her intensely striking, entirely red salon that was jammed with swirling prints as her 'garden of hell'. How pleased she would have been to know that she had inspired creative director Kim Jones and Brit artists, the Chapman Brothers, to create a series of prints on silk, jacquard and cashmere for Vuitton's menswear showcase. Vreeland and the curious animals of the Himalayas were the cues for the final tier of the show, but proceeding that came a strong section of winter wear fit for trekking. Think power puffa jackets - the 'puff' really very robust - fur-lined parkas and a desirable blanket coat with fur trim. Details, and there were many, came via shearling bags shorn with the letter V, belts clasped shut with rock climber carabiners and prints and motifs of animals hailing from Bhutan, such as a snow leopard designed by the Chapman brothers who were present at the show.
Photography: Jason Lloyd Evans; Words: Sarah Hay