Oh, Nicolas, how you are spoiling us! I was especially looking forward to this show. It’s always an exciting time when a new designer steps in to take over at a big label, and the combination doesn’t get much bigger or better than Nicolas Ghesquiere joining Louis Vuitton. As a long time Marc Jacobs acolyte, I was a little torn, but then I have long admired the complex and rather cerebral work of Ghesquiere too.
What a treat this NG/LV combination is proving to be. This was a show that actually felt very much related to the work of Jacobs so perhaps these two design kings have more in common about their aesthetic than I previously realised. There was stunning pattern clash, something of a Miu Miu-ish retro meets futuristic brilliance, all wrapped up in that wonderful ‘fashion ugly’ feeling. This is quirky, innovative and yet somehow recognisable too. This is luxury but in the way an artist would express it. Beautiful in an utterly fresh way.
All images with huge thanks to the wonderous style.com
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