Blue skies, mountain views and perfect harmony at Louis Vuitton

Palm Springs: Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton explained that presenting the Spring collection in the Palm Springs Estate of Bob and Delores Hope, demonstrated an aesthetic approach that mirrored both the Brand’s DNA, and symbolized the harmonious union between the vision of Nicolas Ghesquiere and the iconic spirit of the ‘Maison Louis Vuitton’ – a fitting comment. The perfect setting; slightly lunaresque with clear blue skies, a mountainous landscape and the setting sun, provided the backdrop for a collection that was refreshingly innovative and new. As the models began to descend the spiral staircase and circled the pool, it was obvious to see – from the first silhouette – a maxi skirt with a cropped top bound by leather belts, printed and quilted silk coats, beaded scuba jackets, leather motocross jackets and those hot pants that rode thigh and worn with either an army sweater, an oversized metallic zip-front silk blouse or a boxy colour-blocked suede jacket with metal studs.  Fluid maxi skirts, low slung with midriff baring details were cut in the lightest leather but the Victoriana dresses were the climax, crafted in pieced print and leather lace – a truly inspirational and breathtaking collection. – Lizzy Bowring

Theme: Mad Max revisited with feminine ease

Key Items: Maxi skirts / Cropped leather jackets / Beaded scuba jacket / Tailored trousers / Zip front silk blouses / Boxy suede jacket / Leather maxi skirts / Jersey dresses / Silk quilted coats / Sequined tee / Sleek column dresses / Hot pants / Victoriana leather lace ‘dresses’

Colour: White / Black / Deep red / Biscuit / Forest green / Petrol / Burgundy/ Olive / Burnt orange / Saffron / Silver

Print and Pattern: Chain links / Pinstripes / Paisley / Vintage florals / Quilting / Leaf applique / Vuitton logo

Trims and Materials: Silk jersey / Patent skin / Suede / Patchwork lace / Patterned leather / Grommets / Studs / Metallic zippers

Footwear and Accessories: Small box clutches / Lace up pointed shoes / Leather thongs  / Thick soled runners / Leather belts

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