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Louis VuittonSpring Summer 2015 Paris

Runway Review
10/1/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

An ensemble of oversized, youthful, and beautiful faces were cast against glass screens at the start of the Louis Vuitton show, proclaiming "A beginning is a very delicate time." Perhaps, they were alluding to the birth of the Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Gehry which was the venue for the French fashion house's Spring 2015 show — set to officially open later this month. The boundless, yet alluring edifice resembles what we've come to imagine of an extraterrestrial aircraft: perfect for Nicolas Ghesquière and his futuristic proclivities.

With such a powerful backdrop, it would be hard to assume that Ghesquière specifically chose the building to go hand-in-hand with his latest assortment, but he did not. The lineup didn't extract from the location verbatim, but instead aimed to develop and swell the closet of the Louis Vuitton woman, taking all of the distinct junctures of her life into consideration.

This was indeed a colossal and stupendous stride away from the charming and welcoming versatility of Fall, with a larger scope of design, added panache, and even a bit of fun thrown into the mix. The offerings began with good-looking and complexly-constructed frocks crafted from lace and crochet, as well as a few giving a flair for the exotic with eel in a classically French stripe pattern: simultaneously sharp in their makeup and coquettish at their essence.

Let's face it: Ghesquière knows his way around a pair of pants. Those came in the form of 70's chic bootcut denim, peg-leg jeans, printed pleated trousers with salt and pepper shaker and cars as humorous motifs, and bermuda shorts for functionality. Jackets with furry inner layers, a black ostrich leather moto jacket, a polished collared shirt, and a printed cropped jacket with a contrast textured collar completed the bottoms. The looks definitely had a retro flair, but were chic nonetheless.

Handbags are a huge part of the Louis Vuitton business and one of the fashion house's cornerstones, thus there were an array of silhouettes and approaches presented: a black and red monogram top handle tote, eel-accented mini box bags, exotic skin flap shoulder bags in a slew of colors, and even a quilted design thrown in for good measure. Eel skin ankle boots and knee-high patchwork suede boots anchored the ensembles.

There were definitely some eccentric and offbeat moments here, but overall these were the kinds of pieces that stylish women the world over cannot wait to get their hands on. The closing black sequin getups that mixed in lace, edgy knee pad detailing, and metallic cage booties with the brand's iconic monogram showed that Ghesquière has every intention of blending glamour with a badass attitude and all those Louis Vuitton signatures the industry has come to know and love: this is the new LV ladies and gents so get used to it.

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10/1/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

An ensemble of oversized, youthful, and beautiful faces were cast against glass screens at the start of the Louis Vuitton show, proclaiming "A beginning is a very delicate time." Perhaps, they were alluding to the birth of the Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Gehry which was the venue for the French fashion house's Spring 2015 show — set to officially open later this month. The boundless, yet alluring edifice resembles what we've come to imagine of an extraterrestrial aircraft: perfect for Nicolas Ghesquière and his futuristic proclivities.

With such a powerful backdrop, it would be hard to assume that Ghesquière specifically chose the building to go hand-in-hand with his latest assortment, but he did not. The lineup didn't extract from the location verbatim, but instead aimed to develop and swell the closet of the Louis Vuitton woman, taking all of the distinct junctures of her life into consideration.

This was indeed a colossal and stupendous stride away from the charming and welcoming versatility of Fall, with a larger scope of design, added panache, and even a bit of fun thrown into the mix. The offerings began with good-looking and complexly-constructed frocks crafted from lace and crochet, as well as a few giving a flair for the exotic with eel in a classically French stripe pattern: simultaneously sharp in their makeup and coquettish at their essence.

Let's face it: Ghesquière knows his way around a pair of pants. Those came in the form of 70's chic bootcut denim, peg-leg jeans, printed pleated trousers with salt and pepper shaker and cars as humorous motifs, and bermuda shorts for functionality. Jackets with furry inner layers, a black ostrich leather moto jacket, a polished collared shirt, and a printed cropped jacket with a contrast textured collar completed the bottoms. The looks definitely had a retro flair, but were chic nonetheless.

Handbags are a huge part of the Louis Vuitton business and one of the fashion house's cornerstones, thus there were an array of silhouettes and approaches presented: a black and red monogram top handle tote, eel-accented mini box bags, exotic skin flap shoulder bags in a slew of colors, and even a quilted design thrown in for good measure. Eel skin ankle boots and knee-high patchwork suede boots anchored the ensembles.

There were definitely some eccentric and offbeat moments here, but overall these were the kinds of pieces that stylish women the world over cannot wait to get their hands on. The closing black sequin getups that mixed in lace, edgy knee pad detailing, and metallic cage booties with the brand's iconic monogram showed that Ghesquière has every intention of blending glamour with a badass attitude and all those Louis Vuitton signatures the industry has come to know and love: this is the new LV ladies and gents so get used to it.


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