California here we come:
Nicolas Ghesquiére took us on a trip to the ultimate “resort” Palm Springs, for Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 16 collection staged at Bob and Dolores Hope’s desert estate designed by architect John Lautner in 1973. The surreal location played host to a swarm of sun-drenched threads that nodded to a host of style tribes: think hippie, grunge, boho and even gothic.
Desert dream girls:
The Cruise 16 Vuitton women were fierce and endearing. Whilst some stomped the desert in floor length hem-lines, others wore contrasting thigh-high hot-pants and form-fitting silhouettes as they explored their surroundings, an unknown territory where the “Hollywood dream mingles with a fascination for headlines”. Think psychedelic hot-pant two-piece suits, floor-length dresses with futuristic snake-print diagonal panelling, an oversized collared zip-up shirt worn beneath an orange maxi dress that nods to the 70s, a long silk navy skirt with embellished waist detail and a thigh-high split, a baby blue silk bomber jacket twinned with a lengthy nude skirt and a vampish full-length leather coat, with laser cut bell sleeves, worn by pink-tressed model-of-the-moment Fernanda Ly who also walked in Vuitton’s AW15 show in Paris in February.
Top of the wishlist:
A pair of chunky rubber heeled Desert Boots complete with suede and leather LV monochrome embossed toe caps and a rust-hued snakeskin mini trunk-bag complete with gold hardware.
Words: Brooke McCord