Louis Vuitton PFW A/W16: Classicism melds with heritage
By Lizzy Bowring

WGSN Head of Catwalks Lizzy Bowring shares her review of the collection and highlights the key items

Mar 09, 2016


Paris: Against a backdrop of ice blue and a graphic patterned runway, Nicolas Ghesquiere presented his Fall collection for Louis Vuitton. This was a collection that travelled through time, revisiting the glorious past heritage of the Maison Louis Vuitton and melding it in to the future. The lookbook notes say “Ghesquiere forges heritage to better illustrate the present, in clothing that combines irrefutable classicism with the athletic vitality of a true explorer”. These semblances dress the Vuitton heroine who is constantly on the move, dressed in either hourglass zipped sports jackets or through to exquisite Trompe l’oeil sequined dresses printed over white slips – perfect attire for her future travels. – Lizzy Bowring

Key Trends: Sport, Classicism melds with heritage

Colour: Red, Black, Gold, Jewel tones, Kelly green, Cobalt, Pale blue,

Key Items: Leather trousers, Slipdresses, Colour-blocked sport knits, Zip-front vests, Trompe l’oeil sequined dresses printed over white slips, Fur jacket, Military trench, Sculpted waist jackets

Trims and Materials: Gold rivets, Leather, Silk, Silk satin, Quilting, Patent

Print and Pattern: Rope and chain scarf prints, Romantic florals

Footwear and Accessories: Combat boots, Lug soled boots, Mid-heeled booties, Leopard print backpacks, Oversized weekender, miniature bag, Long leather gloves

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