Written by Laura Arenas
Ever since on November 5th 2013 Nicolas Ghesquière was designated as the Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton’s women’s universe; his collections have shocked the public due to its innovative characteristics, revolutionary talent, and a groundbreaking vision. All of these have initiated a new age in the french luxury Maison. Nicolas has expertly dived into Vuitton’s historical legacy to create collections that are suited for today’s lifestyle, while maintaining the brand’s spirit and savoir-faire.
PARIS, LOUIS VUITTON FOUNDATION
FALL/WINTER 2105 SHOW
Nicolas Ghesquiere‘s collection mixes very subtly and masterfully different styles, creating versatile outfits that can be easily adjusted into real life. With a definite futuristic look, the creator withdrews from psychedelich prints and focuses onto a future with metallic hints, voluptuous fur coats and perfectly tailored suits.
Louis Vuittons winter arrives with plenty of structured blouses, studded applications, simple LBDs and hints of leather.
Beneath the sophisticated ambiance, with black and white as its main roleplayers, maxi necklines and fabrics such as tweed, knitwear or animal print have stood out of the crowd; in order to mold these designs into every women’s wardrobe.
If you turn to accessories, handbags reach icon cathegory because of its uniqueness. Rectangular clutches covered in big gemstones show up in basic colours such as black, blue, brown, orange or violet.
These designs are accompanied by shoes that are a perfect blend of the Maison’s legacy and Ghesquière’s innovation. Kitten heels are the shoe to go for this season, but with a futristic twist due to its tubular toe. They also feature the new logo engraved in the innersole. The showstopper is the “Masterpiece” style, extremely elegant; which combines both color contrast and a tubular toe, the main feature of the collection.
BARCELONA: PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA, 80
PRÊT-A-PORTER’S COLLECTION EXHIBTION
Passeig de Gràcia’s 80th harbors a selection of the designs featured in the parisian runway. Showcased to the press on September 29th, it’s a place made for women, where the natural sunlight comes through the vast windows of the facade and shines on the ready-to-wear collection, that rests among handbags and shoes; surrounded by handmade armchairs and furniture that call for a slow and serene discovery of the designer items.
In order to liven up the soiree, fashion illustrator Carmen García Huerta recreated the collection’s lookbooks and drew personalized designs for that day’s customers.
Her drawings stood out due to the combination of colour and texture, attention to detail and the balance between line purity and fabric volume.
A definite gift for both sight and all senses, and an amazing artistry that proves details are, in fact, what actually makes a difference.