Even though every season comes with its own soap opera, it felt like this one was especially dramatic. There were changes at the big significant houses, ones we thought were probably safe(r) from the revolving doors situation that has become something of an epidemic of late. A fashion whisper that stepped into that conversation over summer, and which was subsequently denied, was that Ghesquière would be leaving Louis Vuitton. He hasn't, he's there, and for next season he's loosened up a little with a continued exploration into those softer silhouettes that began in the resort collection in Rio. [CONTINUE READING...]
Nicolas Ghesquière was unexpectedly romantic. Ghesquière's designs for Louis Vuitton are always bold and imposing, but this time around there was a certain melancholia that blew through his Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, one that celebrated the Parisienne of yesteryear, a charming and fierce seductress, that makes an impression with her bold, intelligent statements with a nonchalant attitude and that certain je-ne-sais-quoi. [CONTINUE READING...]
A perfect facade. The interior stil a building site, under construction. It wasn’t a casual choice to hold the show in Place Vendôme, the space that will become the new Louis Vuitton mega store. Today the space told the story of the woman designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, outwardly bourgeois but with a disturbed soul. An idea that is inherent in the construction of the Parisian woman. Dramatic and brazen, untouchable and worldly. From figures wrapped in strategically cut shapes and jersey. With volumes which referenced hedonism and the 1980’s. With scraps of make up rising up to the models’ temples giving them a punk rock edge. They can get away with it. They leave their houses with a new deluxe cell-pone case. They dream of conquests while rocking sharp tailoring, adorned in seductive multi-color python, a touch of Epi flame or in perforated transparencies. They go for bold graphic prints, even black and white checks, like a racing flag giving them the go to speed on ahead with their game of seduction. They enchant and hypnotise like the mythical heads that dominate the facade of number 2 Place Vendôme, their eyes sinking into the night.
by Stefano Roncato - MFFashion