Nicolas Ghesquière’s retro-inspired collection juxtaposed with the futuristic Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation architecture, in which the show took place in. Set to officially open next month, the angular, innovative space didn’t exactly inform his designs. Ghesquière told WWD, the collection wasn’t “a direct reference to the space.” However, the show and space definitely played to both past and future references. Bare faces were projected onto glass screens with robotic voices, setting a sci-fi mood. Then the mood was cut into nostalgia with Simon & Garfunkle’s “Hello darkness, my old friend,” playing right before the models came out.
Overall, the collection read mostly ’70s, but details like knee-pad detailing added a contemporary edge. A range of crushed velvet pants, leather mini skirts, go-go boots, shaggy shearling details, peasant dresses, Rosenquist-esque prints, and pointed collars took us back to the vintage era.
As his second collection for the fashion house, Ghesquière is “defining what is Louis Vuitton today, thinking about different moments for the multiple women I’m projecting for Vuitton.”
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