If you’re a Damier fangirl, you’re in luck. Prefer Louis Vuitton‘s monogram canvas or regular leather? It might be a tough six months for you, if you’re a Louis Vuitton customer. Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 was largely a riff on the company’s classic check print, with the square motif repeated over and over again in sequins, fur, piece leather and suede. There were a few solid-colored bags with contrasting trim, but they weren’t the story of the day.
The other important element of this Vuitton collection is color, and specifically how few colors were used. The tone of the yellows, creams, browns, greens and greys in the show reminded me of a 1970s middle-American kitchen, all Harvest Gold appliances and off-white vinyl chair cushions. It’s certainly a palette worth exploring (and one that can be used beautifully in skilled hands), but the finish of the bags leaves something to be desired. The solid options look luxurious, as do some of the Damier Speedy-shaped bags, but many simply look a bit too simple and awkwardly shaped for my personal taste. Check out the gallery after the jump and let us know what you think.