This is Nicolas Ghesquiere's second Collection for Louis Vuitton
His first being the AW14/15 shown in Paris 5 March 2014
after 15 years at Balenciaga.
This Cruise Collection is carrying on his vision for LouisVuitton
and is a masterful mixture of colour texture and fabric
in his love of making the feminine hard edged yet still
The palette is a truly creative one , carefully thought out and
taken from nature including scarlett,
pale rose pink, sienna, mulberry, mustard, paprika, saffron,
yellow ochre, ultramarine, chocolate, aquamarine, cactus green,
purple, sapphire, tangerine, black and cream.
The fabrics are artfully mixed - patent lizard leather,
plain leather, suede, delicate lace, embroidered brocade,
floral brocade, sequins, painterly abstract patterns reminiscent
of artist Paul Klee, pop art circles, creeping cactus
type plants, stripes, wiggles, furs and smooth gaberdine suiting.
Accessories are multi strap shoes, Gladiator sandals,
beautiful bags in smooth bucket shapes or intricate
clutches with quilting, sharp barbed wire/cactus spike belts
and yellow lensed large rimmed sunglasses.
The silhouette definitely emphasises the waist
whether with A Line Skirts or dresses or with
the high waist mid flare gaberdine perfectly cut pants.
Shirts and skirts are all nipped in with a thin belt.
The only break in the simple elongated hourglass shape
is the occasional
boxy leather jacket or coat worn over.
Ghesquiere has created a unique Louis Vuitton look.
A vulnerable yet strong feminine aesthetic
which we have fallen in love with! Xx