Don't ask me about menswear Paris rigor and restrained luxury were the names of the game at louis vuitton, as the french megabrand delivered thursday a fallwinter 20102011 menswear collection of razorcut suits in charcoal cashmere and buttery leather. Louis Vuitton Bags Australia Menswear designer paul helbers said he'd looked to turnofthecentury vienna for this collection of layered looks with equestrian touches. "I was inspired by vienna and the whole atmosphere of the city in the 1920s and also the vienna of today, the strictness of it, the kind of traditionalmeetstechnical aspect of it,"Helbers told the associated press in a backstage interview. Microfiber paneling around the midriff lent a cuttingedge feel to proper cashmere jackets.Doublebreasted tweed coats were paired with slim nylon trousers that tucked into high clogs or kneehigh riding boots_ which the collection notes described as an ode to the austrian capital's celebrated spanish riding school. In a nod to vuitton's trunkmaking heritage, most of the models carried oversized totes, duffle bags and backpacks.Three of the bags were handpainted by german artist Small Leather Goods christian schoeler with swirling dreamscapes in dusty purples, blues and pinks. Besides a jacket in lemon yellow, the bags were among the sole pops of color in a collection dominated by black, charcoal and dark brown. Asked whether he saw the collection which followed last season's bike messengerinspired looks in bright hues vuitton's artistic director marc jacobs pleaded ignorance. "I wear a white shirt and plaid skirt every day, so i'm not the best person to speak about menswear,"A beaming jacobs told the ap. The shows this season were not good at all.It was as if the designers were torn between this ridiculous conservative trend and grunge.Vivienne westwood seemed to just copy everything lady gaga has ever worn for menswear.Vienna in the 1920s?As much as i respect marc jacobs and i agree that he is a genius, that's just a way of saying i haven't got an effing clue what people want right now so i'm going to pick the most obscure yet simple piece of inspiration i can find.Conservative trends are just an easy way out of being creative.