The New Chapter of Louis Vuitton

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The most anticipated show of Paris Fashion Week not only lived up to every fashion editors’ and bloggers’ expectations, but deeply exceeded them. Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton on Wednesday is a stark contrast from the lavish, romantic shows of his predecessor, Marc Jacobs. There were no carousels, escalators, or trains but instead a minimalist runway where the clothes spoke boldly to the audience. Ghesquière,who hails from Balenciaga, adapted his modernist aesthetic for the Louis Vuitton woman, with a Seventies color palette, sharp lines, and waist accentuating pieces. Highlights include ensembles with mixed fabrics, such as a leather dress with a tweed diagonal panel; multi-tonal leggings; and belted coats, dresses, and tops. The collection is sophisticated as much as it is functional and feminist, making it appropriate for every type of woman – from the careerist to the globetrotter frequently depicted in LV ad campaigns. In this way, Ghesquière continues Jacobs’s legacy but does so through a real world lens.

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Then there were the bags with color blocked, quilted, and Seventies-inspired patterned designs. Meanwhile, the iconic LV logo was used sparingly. As usual, I prefer the bags without the emblems, such as the blue and black color blocked satchel.

Overall, this was one of the best shows from PFW and I’m looking forward to future collections from Ghesquière.

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  *Photos courtesy of NOWFASHION and Vogue

 The New Chapter of Louis Vuitton

Diane Taha

  • http://www.balgarka.co.uk/ Lubka Christova

    It’s a great collection indeed! Very wearable, stylish and chic :)

    Lu,
    http://www.balgarka.co.uk

    • http://stylecontext.com/ Style Context

      wearable, indeed. but i will miss the magical designs from MJ.

  • Jane

    It wasn’t a lavish show, but it was certainly a memorable one! Loved the idea of the supermarket.

    http://janeesummer.wordpress.com

  • http://www.theprettydish.com/ Carla at the pretty dish

    Love the bare legs and boots. This collection (almost) makes me want to skip spring and summer and head straight to fall — my fave fashion season!!

    http://www.theprettydish.com

    • http://stylecontext.com/ Style Context

      Right? I’m so ready for fall at this point!

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    I have to say I just loved the bags from this show as soon as I saw them on instagram.
    Kiri
    http://www.fashionblender.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/FashionBlender

  • http://stylecontext.com/ Style Context

    the bags were my favorite part. It was nice to see an update to the typical LV bags everyone has nowadays.