Nicolas Ghesquière, the current creative director of Louis Vuitton, took us on a tour through the French history and royalty this Spring/Summer collection.
On Monday October 2nd, Vuitton celebrated the opening of its flagship on Place Vendôme, which spreads across two majestic 18th-century townhouses. On the next day, the show’s location was the medieval inwards of the Louvre Museum, in the moat around which the royal palace was built.
- Ghesquière blended his signature sportswear especially the sneakers, with metallic embroidered coats, in silk or sculptural leather and silky boxer shorts. Each piece looks like a Renaissance masterpiece: “Anachronism: How some pieces are considered as costume and how it was interesting to explore the way to incorporate them again in an urban wardrobe that I love,” the designer explained after the show.
- Long floral printed breezy dresses with dropped shoulders with leather ruffles are all about the fusion between anachronism and romanticism. The creative director found inspiration in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 18th-century French aristocratic garments.
- Insane styling is always present at Louis Vuitton shows. The fusion between sportswear and embroidered metallic luxurious pieces is hard and the kind of clever we are craving from Ghesquière at Vuitton, and which he has previously delivered.
- After these breathtaking masterpieces, Nicolas went to formal designs in black and white colors, focusing on leather jackets and dresses, assembled with pants in glossy vinyl textures, sneakers and LV bags of course. This mixture of styles, yet it all comes down to one inspiration, is what makes Louis Vuitton so luxurious and distinctive.