Attending a fashion show is always just as exciting for me as it was the first time I’ve ever had that opportunity. I somehow feel like I am assisting to a historical moment where something truly special happens. Needless to say, that I can actually get legit goosebumps if I see THE perfect pair of shoes, or THE bag that just makes me say ”how come nobody designed that before, this is genius!”. And it’s exactly the effect that Nicolas Ghesquière’s second collection for Louis Vuitton had on me. Excitement, stars in the eyes and in total awe. What can I say, I do love fashion that much…
He’s quite known for his minimalistic, quite androgynous silhouettes, modern and event approaching unisex if we think about some of the work he did for Balenciaga. Yet, he surprised everybody with bold colors, prints and very feminine structures. What I loved, is how progressive he is. Taking risks (little ones but we all sure noticed them) yet making the brand his own step by step. If we think of the first collection he ever created for Vuitton last season, the shapes were adventurous and we could still feel that Balenciaga girl somewhere in there. Yet, here, she’s gone behind cut outs, retro shaped heels and pink trousers. He managed to create this new, extravagant, colorful and full of life Louis Vuitton woman, sporty yet feminine at the same time.
What intrigued me the most? Definitely the way he slowly shifts the emblematic logo of Vuitton, the iconic crossed serif LV. We can see it now on the bags being more simple, linear, round on the edges yet still very powerful in it’s form. When I first saw that bag passing by me with it’s LV being so different from what I usual, my jaw almost dropped (it didn’t thank god, I try to keep a poker face during fashion shows, too many cameras an important people around, hello Emmanuelle Alt, hello Carine Roitfeld, they don’t need a jaw dropping Nicolas Ghesquière fan grilling Kristina babe).
Imagine only if this is just the first step of his wicked plan to… also change the monogram? I am giggling of excitement. But oh well, it’s too soon to think about that although I raise my picky thinking that it might be indeed his next step. In fact, we don’t need to wait that long to learn after all, September and a new fashion week season is just around the corner and I am sure the master is back in his studio, continuing to plan his fashion revolution.
I actually had the great pleasure to exchange a couple of words with him that day (goosebumps) and I was so touched by his humility and kindness. He seemed so genuinely happy and above all had that spark in the eye, I guess this new adventure really awakes new creativity in him. He even mentionned how we worked for Balenciaga all this time hoping one day to work for Vuittton. Yo go Nicolas! We love you.
I hope you guys will enjoy this article, we’ve prepared for a you a big review of the show and you can even see the look I’ve chosen for that special occasion : a perfect little black dress and these gorgeous fantasy pumps were perfect for the late afternoon fashion show. My hair is growing so long. I have people coming to me every now and then asking if I wear extensions. Well nope. That’s my hair darling. Kind of wondering : should I cut it? Should I not? Girls and their hair, it’s a whole different story. Enjoy loves!
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