Maison Louis Vuitton travels back to the Golden Age for the Fall/Winter 2021 collection
Nicholas Ghesquière took us on a journey to the Golden Age or Age of Enlightenment, an era that forged the essence of our civilization, for the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2021 show. Unveiled in the Michelangelo Gallery in the Louvre, the show had models sent down the “runway” with precious pieces of Roman and Greek masterpieces surrounding them, along with the famous Daft Punk hit song Around the World to accompany them.
Ghesquière opened the show by addressing a digital audience from around the world. “This season, we’ve adapted ourselves to these challenging times and I’m very excited to share this journey with you,” he began. “First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to bring this presentation to life. I’m especially grateful to my team at Louis Vuitton, and all the hard work they have put into this. So, wherever you may be in the world, I hope that you will enjoy the show from home. Thank you for your amazing and continuous support. Stay safe, take care and I hope to see you soon.”
More than a journey, Louis Vuitton embarks on an odyssey with a fall/winter collection that incorporates fabulous drawings by Fornasetti. The collection was exciting and stunning; functional elegance without compromising the whimsical side of it. It has varied textures, filled with contrast, juxtaposed silhouettes and eye-catching shapes like cocoons and mid-length skirts with tulle tutus gathered dramatically at the bottom. Bubble hems, cape sleeves, drawstring details and intense rounded shoulder and armor like tops were presented in sequin and chainmail.
In addition to the juxtaposed silhouettes, the accessories comes in new bags as well as bold boots that is loosely fitted with open zips at the lateral or ankle boots with flap detailing. Fornasetti illustrated females faces were hand-drawn on clothes and leather goods, looks like a mini art on your hands.