Ghesquiere, the travel continues with Louis Vuitton but this season, it’s not about looking back. For this collection, he looks at our times, at this new dimension where everything digital became part of our real life. I love his direction because this brand has been making bags since 1854 and it’s the right time to see his interpretation of the virtual age.
The show started with an introduction to the video game “Minecraft” on many of the screens part of the runway setup. Then, a sound clip from “Tron: Legacy” played. It was apparently one of Ghesquiere’s own favorite childhood movies. Definitely, this marks a very audacious move for the house. Ghesquiere is said to be a sci-fi obsessive and experimentalist and it seems like we just started to see the surface of that.
Some might assimilate a sci-fi mood to a use of synthetic fabrics and other details of the support. On the contrary, all the materials looked high-tech but everything was done using textures we’re all familiar with. From moto jackets, to metal-embroidered skirts, laser-cut leathers, beaded knits, spaceship-print pants, crafty sweaters and crop tops with shorts, everything screamed the brand’s craftsmanship. It was a beautiful show redefining ready-to-wear and where the new handbags still caught out attention. I love the huge oversized purse we kept seeing styled with the last looks as well as the clutches perhaps inspired from Nintendo consoles. Genius!