Nicolas Ghesquière invites you to the “grand bal of time” for the house’s time-transcending collection.
The moment you have all been waiting for is finally upon us. After a month-long wait, fashion month’s finale is underway, and Louis Vuitton is at its helm. Upon the affair’s final hours, Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière invited us into his time-abandoning realm for the house’s SS22 collection.
While most collections look to cohesion and a singular reference to inform, instead, Louis Vuitton has looked to make the notion of a cacophony of wardrobes, clashing in perfect unison, wildly digestible. And, with Ghesquièr and his boundless vision standing as the name behind the eclectic display, which he describes as the “grand bal of time,” its time-travelling nature becomes instantly understandable. And, with the theme set, all that was left was for an unveiling of the cuts themselves.
Giving us the irresistible confusion synonymous with Back To The Future’s warped sense of time, the essences of the past, present and future all rear their heads as the institutions blended looks captivated onlookers. With dramatic Victorian silhouettes and choir boy ruffled necks harking on a time before our own, history’s influences were made clear instantly. But, with the modern party girl also invited to enjoy the collection thanks to asymmetric chainmail slips, leather pants and sheer, lace-adored tops also featuring, the collection was shot into the depths of today. To add further fuel to the reference-laden fire, we were also invited to bear witness to an array of boxing boots and the official return of gladiator sandals.
And, when it came to the front row, the likes of Chloe Bailey, Phoebe Dynevor and Tom Daley graced some of the show’s most coveted seats, making the affair all the more spectacular.
A truly warped display that promised to take the modern woman on an era-transcending journey filled with broken codes and the harmonious meeting of wardrobes, Louis Vuitton’s SS22 Women’s collection is one sure to go down in history.