French designer, Nicolas Ghesquière has taken us back to the 1800’s with Louis Vuitton’s spring summer 2020 women’s ready-to-wear collection.
Consistently delivering high necklines, coupled with romantic centre-split hemlines for a modern twist, high waisted straight-leg pants with exposed zips and zip sliders, bishop sleeves, captivating collars, incredible prints, and so so much more!
In what was clearly a Belle Époque runway rendezvous, the dreamy collection was preset with Sophie Xeon’s hyperkinetic vocal version of “It’s Okay to Cry”. The Scottish record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ appeared on the big screen (see below) throughout the showcase. Performing the specially made track (with the participation of Woodkid) for guests.
The mostly feminine 48-piece collection oft took an androgynous twist. With an array of short sleeve shirt ensembles – paired nicely with detailed waistcoats and those hard-to-resist LV platform brogues from previous seasons – sprinkling the runway.
But it was the elaborate display of accessories, and the finer details of each and every look that stole the show for us! Not to mention the cleverly layered décolletage’s…
From the LV Video Cassette clutch, to the Vanity Monogram bag, distinctive flower-shaped block heels teamed with knee-high socks. And the signature cattleya orchid, worn on the lapel like a symbol of ultimate refinement. See below for some close ups:
And whilst it was a stand-out collection with loads of Art Nouveau motifs to pine over… Our personal favourite looks were the muted white cloche hats – especially on the design as seen directly below! The centre split pareo-esque black and tan leather skirts. That stunning aqua suit! And who can forgo that divine lavender trench coat! All of which were magnifique!
To see the full Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2020 Women’s wear collection, please click on the thumbnails below:
What do you think? Any faves in there?
Oh and just as a side note. The wood that was used for this show was sourced entirely from sustainably managed forests in France. Which, after the show, was donated for reuse as part of a partnership with ArtStock. Whose mission it is to recycle and up-cycle elements from artistic productions in order to preserve the environment.
About Louis Vuitton
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewellery and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.