Nicolas Ghesquière Celebrates 10 Years At Louis Vuitton With Shanghai Pre-Fall 2024 Show

Emma Hodgson   |   19-04-2024

Last night in Shanghai Nicolas Ghesquière presented a Pre-Fall 2024 collection that marked ten years of creativity at Louis Vuitton.

At the “Voyager Show” there were echoes of earlier designs punctuating a decade in fashion, reflecting the roots of a noble French fashion House and the distinctive emblems that make it unique. 

Today, they are renewed with unbridled freedom of tone and form. An exuberance of colour and joyfulness salutes the tremendous stylistic vitality of China’s youth, and for this collection, the House teamed up with the young contemporary artist Sun Yitian, whose charming, figurative bestiary enlivens contrasted silhouettes. 

Short confronts long. At times they unite, conjoining refinement and audacity. Oppositional prints make for happy marriages. Classicism goes tangential, giving outfits a charming zeal. In this fast-paced collection, accessories punctuate the narrative, recounting in their own way the innovative saga behind the great trunk-maker. 

The Petite Malle, the Twist, the OnTheGo, the Diane, the Loop, the Side Trunk, the Atlantis, the Noé, the Cannes, and the Camera Box — as well as the Capucines and the Dauphine — open fresh chapters and return in flexible versions. Meanwhile, the Slim Trunk joins the illustrious ranks of the Maison’s bags, timeless witnesses of a long history that continues to unfold.

The Pre-Fall 2024 collection was presented at the Long Museum, which was founded by husband-and-wife collectors Mr. Liu Yiqian and Ms. Wang Wei, and is named for its elongated funnel shape. 

The largest private museum in China, it holds the country’s richest collection, including traditional, modern and contemporary Chinese art, Chinese revolutionary art, and contemporary works from Asia, Europe and the United States.