Sail Away with Louis Vuitton's Sea-Inspired Styles
June 22, 2012 | Style & Beauty
Cup binoculars ($14,000) and shoes ($830), Louis Vuitton, Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-365-4766.
Louis Vuitton is launching its second Cup Collection in celebration of the America’s Cup sailing event, held August 21 through 26 in San Francisco. Appropriating classic nautical fashion, the collection incorporates thoughtful details such as waterproofing on windbreakers, a newly developed stain repellent treatment on bags, and shoes that resist the elements.
The modernized deck shoe exemplifies the philosophy behind the collection, which marries nautical style with sailor acumen. The unique leather resists harsh sea conditions such as saltwater and sun, the lining allows airflow for quick drying, and the sole grips firmly while remaining lightweight. The binoculars, utilizing the best in technical maritime optical gear, are rendered in ergonomic, durable materials for the pinnacle of seaside style that are fit for the high seas or a cruise around Montauk Harbor.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN KLUTCH