AT LOUIS Vuitton Nicolas Ghesquiere approached the conclusion of Paris Fashion Week with a big time sports-luxe sensuality for AW16. Inside a dramatic water-world colonnade set featuring mirrored columns reflecting stark light, created by Justin Morin, models donned the latest Vuitton heroine garb with a clear-cut modernity.
Creating dynamic racing stripes with mohair and other fuzzy tactile textile choices Ghesquiere buttoned jackets with double-breasted military precision. Strong leathers jackets followed suit on the tactical textile front whilst all graphic elements of the garments underneath worked to sculpt the body into complimentary but never overdone Wonder Woman proportions.
The kind of whimsical silken scarf works of art that Vuitton has become increasingly revered for ever since 1854 then dominated the more free-flowing garments AW16 gave us, decorating delightful day-dresses.
Featuring artful renditions of Vuitton’s signature stylistic codes seen in various shapes, sizes and put together in softer, less harsh forms they did their bit very well. Another hot topic this season, leopard print, also managed to claw its way into the accessories, with Ghesquiere successfully making it something all of Vuitton’s own. Altogether, these amazing and charming handbags and very good-looking glad-rags doing complete justice to the institution that is their brand.