Kim Jones’ life, it seems, is predicated on travel and mobility, so news of his departure from Louis Vuitton was received with more shock than it should have been. Jones, after all, was born in London to a Danish mother and British father, but spent his childhood bouncing from Ecuador to Botswana, with stops in the Caribbean, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia between.

After eventually resettling in England during his teenage years, Jones took an interest in fashion and began to focus on streetwear, Japanese Americana, and the fashions of London’s club scene. Soon enough, Jones had followed his passion to Central Saint Martins’ prestigious graduate program, with a focus on menswear. After graduating in 2002—and selling his thesis collection to John Galliano—Jones debuted his eponymous line in 2003, while also working with Alexander McQueen, Hugo Boss, Umbro, Iceberg, and Kanye West on the latter’s ultimately ill-fated Pastelle.

In 2008, Jones was appointed creative director of Dunhill and folded his eponymous line to fully focus on the British luxury goods brand. His tenure at Dunhill lasted only three years. In 2011, then-creative director at Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, named Jones style director of the French house’s ready-to-wear menswear line. Since taking over the reigns from Paul Helbers, Jones has enchanted fashion insiders and casual observers alike, earning critical acclaim (including a a bevy of awards) and transforming Louis Vuitton into a conversation-driver in the menswear realm beyond just its leather goods. Jones’ collections at Louis Vuitton have shared some commonalities—travel, for one—but have been tremendously influential in their use of casual streetwear elements to inform a contemporary luxury aesthetic.

In the spirit of looking back on Jones’ tenure at helm of Louis Vuitton’s menswear, we’ve ranked all of the designer’s Louis Vuitton collections (from least impactful to most) for the nostalgic and curious among you.

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