Nicolas Ghesquière’s tenure in Louis Vuitton brings about a new take on luxury fashion. Far from in-your-face luxury, Ghesquière seems to have a thing for all things grungy. However, he doesn’t stray far from the house’s longtime love for travel.
For fall 2017, he shakes things up a little. His idea of “nomadics”, influenced by American classic sportswear and Slavic accents, is injected with a dose of sexy. Shoulders are showcased through a one-shoulder dress and legs are visible through skirts with see-through accents.
Power dressing gets a new take, too, with boxy jacket with cinched waist. We imagine his powerful front rowers (pictured) would very much like that.
Below, the 5 looks we love from the collection.
#1 The sexy tweed
Tweed can sometimes be too classic that it’s borderline boring, but Ghesquière smartly uses this warm material on a one-shoulder dress. The result is refreshing to look at, yet fall-appropriate.
#2 The new power jacket
One of Ghesquière’s ideas for the collection is blending “city with distant landscapes”, creating pieces that shift smoothly from day to night. The idea manifests into a boxy jacket that is structured, yet sleeveless and features a cinched waist. We are betting on this piece to be the next season’s must-have.
#3 The peekaboo skirt
See-through materials have literally been reigning the runway for a few seasons now. Louis Vuitton’s take on it, however, is a lot subtler than the expected sexy/ethereal. Pairing a knee-length skirt, with fur and see-through accent, with an oversized turtleneck is hands down, the most wearable way to do see-through we’ve seen.
#4 The effortless slip dress
Another trendy thing that Ghesquière tackles for fall is the slip dress. Typically alluring, in his hand it becomes both sensual and edgy, thanks to the leather and lace combo.
#5 The streamlined coat
A fall’s staple, the coat at Louis Vuitton appears belted, to further accentuate the body shape that has also been defined by the coat’s slim fit.