Cruise collections are here, first Chanel, then Dior (with its Western theme and which I don’t like at all), and now Louis Vuitton with no less than 56 looks gliding down the runway. It’s no exaggeration when I say this; resort and pre-fall collections have grown a lot. They’re not here for mere art purposes or to fill the space between two main collections, but they’re crucial for rolling the business. People need new show, fresh stimulus, something/anything to spend money on till the next season. 🙂
And Mr Nicolas Ghesquiere doesn’t disappoint. There is a lot going on here, actually almost too much for my personal liking, and if you look at the whole collection, you could see I almost left out the whole middle section. On the other hand though, the first and last bits are spectacular. Typical Ghesquiere with a lot of oriental print mixed with the ’70-80s and other exotic leathers and prints.
The craftsmanship, as per usual, is remarkable, the small (and not so small) details are beautiful, the styling is nothing less but amazing. We have layers upon layers, and seemingly a lot of clashing accessory, yet these looks remain nice, moreover interesting to look at over and over again. It’s not a typical S/S show, I won’t (can’t) even spend a single penny on these things, but it’s a great inspiration board for the very close future.
Note the skinnies tucked into ankle boots styling, early 2000s are back too, or went nowhere in the last 10 years. 🙂
Photos via vogue.co.uk