Ghesquière’s second Louis Vuitton showcase and debut Cruise collection presents a cacophony of colours, prints, layers and textures
Yesterday ex-Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière explored transformation in clothing, with his second showcase for Louis Vuitton. Choosing to host the house of Vuitton’s debut Cruise show in Monaco, Ghesquière harked back to Vuitton’s heritage, presenting his collection in a location where the arts of travel, luxury and escapism reside in perfect equilibrium.
Elaborating on his first collection, Ghesquière’s second installment saw a cacophony of colours, prints, layers and textures infiltrate the catwalk. Bringing his designs to life and still focusing on the intimate ‘wardrobe’ we saw during AW14, it was all in the details this time around. Think embellished motifs, intricately cut-out knee-high heeled shoes, lace under layers, leather lapels and pristine pleats all showcased through a plethora of pastel hues, met by candy-brights, bold black and ox-blood tones.
Whilst the location echoes the arts of travel, luxury and escapism, so did the somewhat Bohemian collection. Yet whilst the clothing was transformational, artisanal and unconventionally put together, it remained associated with every day attire. Stand out looks came in the shape of a tangerine patent leather jacket accompanied by a lime silk embroidered slip with a scalloped hem and a head-to-toe patterned two-piece equipped with leather collar piece and cinched in waist. Another accomplished collection by the master of eclecticism Ghesquière, we can only await his next move.