I chose to wait until Paris Fashion Week was over to deliver my review on Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 RTW collection. The reason, you may ask? Well, like every great designer needs time to cultivate a marvelous collection, the same theory applies here. I needed an additional amount of time to fully appreciate the collection in order deliver a review which could only be worthy of a collection designed by Creative Director Nicholas Ghesquière.
Like many few, Ghesquière is in a category of his own. His atheistic is boundary-pushing, and the results he delvers is anything less than extraordinary. But perhaps I’m letting my vast appreciation for the designer cloud my judgment. Surely there are many who can emulate such a talent.
WRONG! I repeat, no one comes close.
Let us start with the opening of the show. A model, with Jane Birkin tousled hair, walked down the runway in a puffy, white,fur coat; accessorized with black ankle booties and a silver cosmetic box in tow. It gets better.
A-line miniskirts, with zip-and-buckle fastenings were paired with embroidered tops, while puffy fur coats were paired with pencil skirts and ankle booties. Tailored pantsuits were kept simple, accessorized with Mary-Jane-eque booties. Small chain belts complimented most ensembles, as did the oversize cosmetic boxes, which were used as handbags. The overall collection was an apparent mixture of sporty meets classical, an aesthetic which Ghesquière spent time perfecting over at Balenciaga.
But this collection is unlike anything which has ever been created. It’s innovative, yet traditional; much like the designer himself, leaving the consumer wanting more.