Shortly after nightfall on Tuesday October 2nd, in the heart of the Louvre Palace in Paris, a brightly illuminated promenade sets the stage for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2019 Show. This season, Nicolas Ghesquière embarked on an adventure of pure sartorial exploration, transporting us to a totally new, imagined world.
Classicism counterbalances exotic locales; the refinement of savoir-faire contrasts with the hardiness of nomadic equipment. The clothes’ reliefs create panoramas unto themselves; the confrontation of colours and motifs recount a tale of adventure. This absolute voyager conveys a world she has made her own. The Louis Vuitton House crosses and blends territories, creating an illusion of ideal geography.
Futuristic graphics contrasted with colourful floral prints and classic Monogram contribute to a multi-layered allure. The Maison's savoir-faire was evident in the details such as precise tailoring, sequin-embroidered mesh, and exaggerated sleeve constructions. Reinterpretations of Louis Vuitton luggage abounded, including top handled, suitcase-inspired handbags and exotic-skinned Petite Malles.