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Louis Vuitton channels Paris

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 1:00 AM
Large Art Deco graphic shapes adorned some of the jackets.
Sophisticated takes on the beret speckled the show.
A model wears a creation by British fashion designer Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton men's Fall-Winter 2016/2017 fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Thursday
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"I was inspired by Paris - old and new," said Kim Jones of his Louis Vuitton fall-winter show.

The result? A collection that was typically stylish but more subdued than we've come to expect from the British designer.

Proceedings began with the dapper suited and coated looks of the Parisian dandy - based on, Jones said, the real-life noble Alexis von Rosenberg, who was born in 1922 and famed across Paris for his styles.

Embellished neck chokers complemented battleship-grey trenches, fur coats in blue, burgundy, grey and brown as well as some classy tailored suits in soft donkey brown.

Sophisticated takes on the beret speckled the show and were sometimes worn alongside Art Deco jewellery.

The somewhat muted hues of military attire also defined the aesthetic - with old-fashioned French navy, battleship grey, military browns providing a safe, masculine edge.

A dalliance with patterns provided the more daring looks: large %Art Deco graphic shapes adorning jackets, or flecked paint effects on white pants and coats.

The nicest piece channelled this: a soft white silken jacket with an arty swirling ribbon motif.