Images & Source WWD Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2014
Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2014, it was the most anticipated show of the season, and it marked a sea change: whimsical romance out; chic pragmatism in. As Louis Vuitton’s creative mantle passed to Nicolas Ghesquière from Marc Jacobs, the difference came into sharp focus. Ghesquière’s debut ushered in a new era for one of the most storied names in luxury. “The clothes have to be functional,” Ghesquière explained. “What do the girls around me want to wear? I’m surrounded by many women, so I listen to them. I collect a little thing from all of them and mix it. A wardrobe.”
Though he started out theme-less, the clothes had a subtle Sixties vibe, with dresses and skirts cut in crisp A-lines, a recurring theme, some detailed with big contrasting pockets or bold zippers. Not surprisingly, he put a big focus on coats, neat silhouettes in tweeds and glorious leathers that celebrated the house origins. As for the bags, they were both distinctive and immediately signature, from the utterly charming mini trunk to bigger styles with diagonal quilting.