With the global pandemic pushing fashion to show their collections digitally, Nicolas Ghesquière dove into the deep end and gave us a 360 degree experience in the reveal of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Held beneath the glass roof at La Samaritaine in Paris, the area was covered in green screen such that the digital experience might be a more advantageous one, where the audience can turn and move their phone to have a better look at the models coming down the runway.
As for the collection itself, Ghesquière explores the space between masculine and feminine, creating non-binary clothing that incorporate both elements seamlessly. Grounded by the French designer’s penchant for the 80s, the exploration delivered loose and flow-y silhouettes. “Prints are made up of words that are like positive injunctions: ‘Vote’, ‘Stand’, ‘Sprint’,” he explained, “I wanted to transliterate an energetic,vigorous, daring collection. We need that right now.”
Coats are less structured, pants are baggy and cinched at the waist while dresses are boxy and roomy. All this without compromising Ghesquière’s signature sleek and futuristic vibe.
The collection also debut some new handbags, much to the delight of accessories-lovers. The Chroma Key bag featured three flap compartments and embossed monogram leather is a definite standout along with the Blade clutch that appeared in several colour ways.
See All The Looks From Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2021 Collection.