Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton FW18

Eliza Scarborough   |   06 - 03 - 2018

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Louis Vuitton closed Paris Women’s Fashion Week presenting a quintessentially French FW18 collection that is in balance between past and future, history and modernity, yet without any nostalgia. Set at the magnificent 17th century Musée du Louvre, the historic atmosphere of the museum was juxtaposed with metal seating, while even the catwalk was a contrast, part historical and the other part futuristic spaceship.

 

Nicolas Ghesquière perfectly embodied this dualism between traditional French chic with modern attitude, combining wool, tweeds, and knits with a high shine finish. Looks were embellished with golden buttons and decadent details, while tops and jackets flared out from the waist for a peplum silhouette, and shoulders were rounded smoothly.

 

Skirts were kept to a conservative knee length, yet paired with leather jackets or sporty sweaters, and exquisitely tailored tuxedo jackets were worn with loose sequinned or printed trousers. Traditional top handle totes were held on their side, gloves were worn on one hand only, and waists cinched with corsets.

 

Innovative as always, Ghesquière interspersed icons from the past with a symbolism of the future, as he wrapped up fashion month.

 

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