Shortly after nightfall on Wednesday October 3rd (Sydney time), in the heart of the Louvre Palace in Paris, a brightly illuminated promenade set the stage for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2019 Show. This season, Nicolas Ghesquière embarked on an adventure of pure sartorial exploration, transporting us to a totally new, imagined world.
Classicism counterbalances exotic locales; the refinement of savoir-faire contrasts with the hardiness of nomadic equipment. The clothes’ reliefs create panoramas unto themselves; the confrontation of colours and motifs recount a tale of adventure. This absolute voyager conveys a world she has made her own. The Louis Vuitton House crosses and blends territories, creating an illusion of ideal geography.
Futuristic graphics contrasted with colorful floral prints and classic Monogram, contributing to a multi-layered allure. The Maison's savoir-faire was evident in the details such as precise tailoring, sequin-embroidered mesh, and exaggerated sleeve constructions. Reinterpretations of Louis Vuitton luggage abounded, including top handled, suitcase-inspired handbags and exotic-skinned Petite Malles.