Mixture of past, present and future: Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 18

Mixture of past, present and future: Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 18


“I looked back to the French women who surrounded me when I was growing up. The women who taught me to be the person I am today. There is a particularity to French women, and this is quite a strict collection, I think.” -Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière

Last night, the Louvre’s special Lefuel Court turned into something like a spaceship. Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière who known with a futuristic perspective, created a balanced mix of past, present and future in Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2018 collection. Silhouettes from centuries ago, like lace-up waist corsets, dangly shoulder epaulets appeared alongside recent staples, like tweed jackets and pencil skirts, long leather gloves and simple, silk pleated skirts. Basic, oversized sweaters were worn underneath fitted slip dresses adorned with ribbons, gold buttons, and chains; old-fashioned houndstooth made its way onto patchwork silk tops, airy shirt dresses and even the sharp collars of blazers; office-appropriate skirts were paired with athletic or party-ready shirts.

The clothes were “quintessentially French”, said Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière after the show. Incidentally, many of these were famous heads: Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Sienna Miller, Sophie Turner and Chloe Grace Moretz all sat front row in the show.

Hybrids and mash-ups have been a major theme this Paris Fashion Week. But in Ghesquière’s collection distinguished from othets by almost mathematical precision. For instance, fluid shirtdresses were spliced above the shoulders with that striped spaceship uniform. Who ever said you can’t mix business and pleasure?