May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Rio: With the Summer Olympics barely three months away, it would be only fitting that the site of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Resort show for Louis Vuitton should be staged within such a spectacular destination.
Held at the Oscar Niemeyer designed Niteroi Contemporary Museum of Art, located right by the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, Ghesquiere presented a collection that was Olympian ready; athletic overtures and body conscious silhouettes referenced the theme of the forthcoming games along with a European sophistication.
Sport references in brilliantly colour-blocked ensembles, scuba suits, skin baring tops and fabulous parachute dresses revealed that there was plenty to please the avid Vuitton audience.
In true Brazilian spirit the evening was capped off with champagne and a lively rendition of Vamos para a balada. Seven pieces from the collection were available immediately online after the show. A fun filled and spirited collection perfect for a futuristic Olympian- Lizzy Bowring
Theme: Futuristic Olympian
Colour: Brazilian flag colours, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Sky blue, White, Magenta, Olive, Cream
Key Items: Scuba suits, Parachute dresses, Parkas, Basketball shorts, Slim kick-flared pants, Taffeta waistcoats, Cut –out mini dresses, Military styled jackets, Mini skirts, Frill trimmed mini dresses
Print and Pattern: House monograms, Spliced flags, Aldemir Martins Soccer ball graphic prints.
Trims and Materials: Metal hardware, Fringing, Ruffles, Jersey, Neoprene, Leather.
Footwear and Accessories: Sequined scarves, The Twist bag, The Pliage bag, Boombox bags, Neoprene water sandals.
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