Ever wondered- What is a collection? How does a designer imagine a dress? How does Nicolas Ghesquire dream up a silhouette? Now you can find out.
This year, from September the 21st until October 18th, Louis Vuitton have opened up the brains of Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director for womenswear, and let the public take a look inside: an exhibition showing his autumn/winter 2015/16 collection from start to finish at 180, The Strand, WC2
This follows on from series 1 showcased in Shanghai and Tokyo and Series 2 in LA, Beijing, Seoul and Rome, and now the third series is coming to London, purposely coinciding with London Fashion Week SS16.
The exhibition is a maze of the mind, and takes lucky guests through every step of the design process, from initial inspiration and design, right through the actual runway shows – no wonder it took thirteen rooms to display it all.
This style of showcase aims to prove that the collection is so much more than a simple process, but it is a stream of consciousness, dreams and self-reflective journeys within the designer. Ghesquière used his memories of the past combined with his visions for new silhouettes and shapes to create a new moment of excellence through the union of these two states of mind and time. This exhibition is a real adventure!
Louis Vuitton AW15
Guests can see right into the inner depths of the fashion world, even being able to experience a glimpse of the atelier where the magic is made.
Not only that, but there is a whole Gallery dedicated to Accessories. Nicolas Ghesquière’s favourite thing, “I’ve always loved designing accessories. For me, accessories are never stand alone, there has to be a common thread between them. They’re an integral part of each outfit, either clashing or complementing it. They share the same sentiment and movement as the garment. A silhouette is a complete make-up of all these elements.”
The exhibition finishes off with a discussion of the new AW 15/16 campaign by Juergen Teller and Burce Weber, the study approaches every aspect of the Louis Vuitton woman: actresses, iconic models, new faces, different cultures and ages.
All of these moments of thought and creation are expressed through one voice to discover how the Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 came to be, and each room is a piece of the puzzle.