Brown, black, and navy come replaced with yellow, teal, and soft pink. Models walked on a digital aquatic montage for a runway–a clear nod to the collection’s underwater inspiration, which presented itself in the clothing as branchy corals crawling up the torso and down the arms of multi-colored tops and dresses.
The popular fit-and-flair dress silhouette pops up in a red laser-cut, moto-inspired leather jacket that nips in at the hip before fluttering out, and in the leggy, high-waisted trousers that hug the hips and thigh before flaring out around the knee. And with lace dresses that sway and flutter right above the knee, the whole collection seems just a tad relaxed.
The show itself took place in Monaco at the request and invitation of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco. A tall order, especially seeing as the collection was the first resort collection Ghesquière had done for the brand, the first that Vuitton had put on a runway, and exactly 100 years after the luxury good’s house received its first royal commission.
Do you think Ghesquière did the occasion justice?