Louis Vuitton and its artistic designer for menswear, Kim Jones, are starting the menswear festivities early, as the London Collections: Men prepares to open its doors for another season on Saturday. The iconic luxury French fashion house threw a special party at its New Bond Street flagship store on Wednesday in the UK capital to celebrate the, late, great designer and artist Christopher Nemeth.

Louis Vuitton host London event to celebrate late artist Christopher Nemeth

"I think he's the most important designer to come out of London alongside Vivienne Westwood," Kim Jones was quoted as saying by WWD. "He is Savile Row, he is the street, he is the club," Jones added, surrounded by his Autumn/Winter 15 collection, which was inspired by Nemeth. "His designs define London. He trained as a fine artist and came into fashion from being an illustrator, and that chimes with how I started. I can see the influence of his work in so many collections, and yet it is not often acknowledged and still seems unknown to many. That's why, as we approach the fifth anniversary of his death, I wanted to openly celebrate his life and work this season at Louis Vuitton." 

Louis Vuitton host London event to celebrate late artist Christopher Nemeth

Kim Jones

Jones also used the opportunity to unveil his special curated bookshelf at the Louis Vuitton Bookstore, which will be on show during the London Collections: Men showcase. The lineup features A Kid Could Do That by Nellee Hooper, Jungle Fever by Jean-Paul Goude, Conversations with the Dead by Danny Lyon and The Farm by Jackie Nickerson.

Step inside the party, which was attended by supermodel Naomi Campbell, Lindsay Lohan, Lewis Hamilton, and Sienna Miller's sister Savannah via the gallery below and stay tuned for Buro 24/7 Middle East's live reports from the London Collections: Men coming soon...

Louis Vuitton host London event to celebrate late artist Christopher Nemeth

Oliver Cheshire and Eliza Cumming

Louis Vuitton host London event to celebrate late artist Christopher Nemeth

Lindsay Lohan

Louis Vuitton host London event to celebrate late artist Christopher Nemeth

Savannah Miller