Thursday, February 11, 2010

Label Fever: Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer Handbag Collection

We're a firm believer that “Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration.” There’s a slew of variables that influence fashion and we (the people) as we know it - pop icons, events, street fashion influenceurs, history and the arts. Designers are here to influence us as well. After a while some continue to inspire us with never before seen pieces while others feel the need to release crap assuming that we’ll buy it just because of the label. The sad part about it is that this is true: there are people out there who’ll buy an ugly $2000 designer bag “just because” it is a $2000 designer bag.

Unfortunately, when I saw Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2010 handbag collection I knew that this was a case of an ugly $2000 designer bag. There’s nothing inspirational, fierce, or any usable adjective that would propel me to drop 2Gs on anything in this collection. The tie dye signature LV monograms followed by a fox tail looks a bit tacky to me. Oh, and let’s not forget the Raindrop Besace/ trash bags that retail at $1960. These utilitarian rain bags feature fluorescent pull ties and printed vintage Louis Vuitton logo. Or what about the New Age Traveler bag - made from monogrammed lurex jacquard with a crocodile flap and what seems to look like phone cords. What is really going on behind the scenes at Louis Vuitton?

If purchasing these bags aren’t a clear sign that you’ve caught “Label” fever (spending a grip on something just because of the label’s name), what more would you need to show that you’re just throwing your money away? Would you buy these LV bags?

“Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration”

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