After the Fall Winter 2023 collection, Nicholas Ghesquière once again collaborated with James Chinlund to craft an immersive show set.
October 11, 2023: Treading back to the 2000s, the new collection by Louis Vuitton’s womenswear creative director, Nicholas Ghesquière, is as whimsical as the set itself.
After the awe-inspiring set created in Champs-Élysées, the checkerboard pattern and horizontal stripes of the dresses immediately command your attention. While the brand has explored several facets of the world, travel continues to remain at the core of the assortment.
The collection itself was a masterpiece of contrasts and harmonies. Mr. Ghesquière juxtaposed elements effortlessly, pairing light leather bomber jackets with equally light, ruffled skirts made of mousseline and charmeuse, and chunky belts, reminiscent of the 2000s era.
Monogrammed leather made a bold appearance, lending an air of timeless sophistication to the ensembles. Linear graphics clashed and converged on layered bottoms and buttonless shirting, creating a visual spectacle that defied convention.
Textured corsets and voluminous puff-sleeved tops arrived in muted tones, adding an element of softness to the collection. Mr. Ghesquière innovates with the last set which presents tweed-like jackets. It’s not the usual bouclé fabric though, instead made from technical fibers and embroidered with micro-pearls.
New versions of the Alma bag have an easy-to-grab handle, and a camera bag is worn around the neck – again referencing to the brand’s travel spirit.
The lineup is a captivating narrative that transcends mere clothing, embodying the essence of travel as well as artistry.
Brand ambassadors Zendaya, Cate Blanchett, Shay Mitchell, Chloe Grace Moretz, LV’s menswear creative director Pharell Williams, and more were present at the show to once again witness Mr. Ghesquière’s magic.
- By Pritha Debroy