We take a look at Nicolas Ghesquière’s SS15 Louis Vuitton collection that was both familiar and futuristic, through the eyes of Juergen Teller
The future is Vuitton
With young models faces projected on screens speaking lines from David Lynch’s Dune, it was clear from the offset that this was another high-concept forward-thinking Louis Vuitton offering and of course Nicolas Ghesquière was the man to facilitate this. Set in Frank Gehry’s new work of art, The Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, guests were immersed in this visual spectacle, in Louis Vuitton’s exploration of travel, their voyage of the universe.
Following on from his much lauded AW14 debut collection for Vuitton, Ghesquière ensured that the house’s early codes were re-invigorated – the leather work that Vuitton is renowned for came in electrifying pikatchu yellow and pillar box red hued panelling, nodding to the seventies, a decade of which we are slowly but steadily seeing a revival of. Whilst the past was in favour, so was the future, with new fabrics and textures explored in innovative ways. Velvet, crushed and quilted, was integral to SS15, fabricated as bra let’s fastened to sporty lurex elastic in lime, violet and oxblood tones, equipped with matchy-matchy ankle swinging flares. Biker style quilted leather patches, high collared feminine white lace dresses, structured denim, salt and pepper shaker, eye lash curler and car prints, shaggy fur underlayers, animal print sequins and velvet printed suiting also made an appearance in Ghesquière’s collection that was both familiar and futuristic.
Of course the show wouldn’t be complete without a covetable dosage of Vuitton arm candy fit to send the whole audience into a frenzy. From two tone quilted tote bags hung from silver metal chains and sky blue textured mini-totes, to seventies hued saddle bags and bowling bags; this season, for us, it was all about the croc-skin box-lock luggage bags. We want them all and we want them now!
Words: Brooke McCord
Photography: Juergen Teller.