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October 10, 2014

Louis Vuitton’s SS 2015 Ready-to-wear collection decoded

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Image courtesy: Louis Vuitton

Borrowing inspiration from the past, Nicolas Ghesquière steered his mothership towards a bold new direction

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One of the most Instagrammed pictures of the entire season was the new Louis Vuitton Foundation – a Frank Gehry-designed curvaceous mega space in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne. In truth, everything surrounding Louis Vuitton’s ready-to-wear Spring Summer 2015 show was nothing short of spectacular.

Making their way through the spaceship-looking building, the audience walked through open-mirrored corridors and dark basements. They were greeted by transparent screens screaming, ‘the journey starts here’. The sci-fi showcase had Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence play in the background while models dished out ensembles from every era. The idea of the venue being ‘the ability to travel without moving’, successfully took you on a travel though time as Ghesquière meticulously squeezed out the best from every era.

Building on the Louis Vuitton girl, the collection ranged from preppy to retro as we witnessed his talent for construction techniques, and love of modern fabrics.  Multi-textured knits and eelskin patched together complemented the Op Art ensembles. The fabrics were futuristic but the silhouettes harked back to the sixties and seventies. Babydoll dresses, kick-flares, bulky heels and ankle-length boots made an appearance.

Don’t miss the American-inspired prints featuring household products like salt and pepper shakers, hairdryers and eyelash curlers. As we hitchhiked on this time travel with Ghesquière, we were comforted by his vision of a bold yet familiar future.

 

 

 

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