Nicolas Ghesquière has always had an affinity for all that is celestial and in his second resort collection for Louis Vuitton, the designer looked to the potential of space travel for inspiration.
For the occasion, he filmed a short film at Axe Majeur, a sculpture park outside of Paris to showcase the collection that celebrated the innate hope of looking forward. It was an appropriately grandeur backdrop for a show that included bold colours, silhouettes and prints.
In the show notes, Ghesquière described it as a collection of “proud, positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely.” That translates roughly as parachute pleats on dresses with billowing sleeves, feathers that fluttered in the wind as the models walked, and padded quilting that’s reminiscent of spacesuits. There were even space cowboy boots and glittering cocktail dresses that are ready-made for the disco. Lush leather pants and oversized bags were also prominent, signaling a real return to dressing that is at once optimistic and daring.
It was a show that reminded us that we don’t need to travel far to feel adventurous. As Ghesquière said in writing about the show: “One needs nothing more than the most beautiful of passports: creation. As ever, it is unlimited and free.”