Menswear by Louis Vuitton and Yamamoto at the Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AFP) - Kilts made a comeback at the Paris menswear shows on Thursday courtesy of Japan's Yohji Yamamoto while Louis Vuitton looked east to another national costume for inspiration.
To the wail of bagpipes, models sporting beards and every conceivable style of whiskers from Dali and fu manchu to handlebar and walrus teamed Yamamoto's 21st century take on the kilt with ties, hats and long flowing woollens.
Double breasted jackets combined with the facial hair conjured up an Edwardian gents look with red and black tartan and mauve adding a splash of colour for winter. Trousers - where they did feature - were cut short.
For his fourth collection for Louis Vuitton, Briton Kim Jones, working with artistic director Marc Jacobs, said he had travelled to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan for inspiration.