Marc Jacobs leaves Louis Vuitton with a smashing 2014 Spring and Summer collection
After presenting the new and stunning Louis Vuitton 2014 Spring and Summer collection during the Paris Fashion Week, creative director and star designer Marc Jacobs has decided to leave French label after sixteen years.
Louis Vuitton, who had previously been known only for their luggage, was turned into one of the world’s biggest luxury fashion brands under Jacobs long and profitable direction.
According to WWD, the next stop for Jacobs and his partner Robert Duffy, will be concentrating on their own label(launched in 2001) - in which LVMH also owns a stake - and is said to be preparing an IPO to float the business - which is estimated to generate sales of around 500 million euros.
Highly tipped to replace the American designer is Nicolas Ghesquiere, who left Balenciaga last year.
Jacob’s farewell LV 2014 Spring and Summer collection was carried out under a tent in the Cour Carrée of the Louvre with a runway backdrop that included a carousel, hotel rooms and an elevator, which were tributes to his past runway shows.
The S/S 2014 collection opened with Edie Campbell striding down the catwalk in a fishnet catsuit embroidered with black graffiti LV logos and wearing a feather head dress that only a Las Vegas showgirl would have been comfortable donning with similar head dresses also on other models.
The collection was an all-black palette, and a mix between showgirl and biker silhouettes, with dresses that featured black jewelled netting and lace with asymmetric hems and pencil skirts with trains, and embellished jeans with beads and tulle inserts.
Jacobs dedicated his collection to "the women who inspire me and to the show girl in every one of them," and those women have included Jane Birkin, Sofia Coppola, Catherine Deneuve, Miuccia Prada, Millicent Rogers, Emmanuelle Alt, Coco Chanel, Cher and Grace Coddington.