Louis Vuitton's Cruise 2015 bags
19 May 2014

Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2015 bags

Yesterday, Louis Vuitton chose Monaco as the destination for their Cruise 2015 show. But more importantly, it was Nicolas Ghesquiere’s second collection for the house of Vuitton, but this time around it was in the presence of royalty, and I mean ACTUAL blue bloods and not the fash pack. Yes, I’m talking about HRH Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, who, when they walked into the show venue (as you will see in the link to the video above), with an army of bodyguards and security, accompanied by the head honcho of LVMH, Bernard Arnault.

The show space was a tent at the Palace, with drawn curtains against a see-through tent specially constructed for the event, with three-quarters of the floor of the show space with glass panels on water. Not real water, that is, but digitally projected water (shot by artist Ange Leccia in Corsica) flowing over stones, much like a creek, but of a bigger scale.

The Verdict: Ghesquiere’s Cruise 2015 bags for Vuitton seemed to be a continuation of what he did for his debut Fall/Winter 2014 collection .

  • We see the same boxier version of the Alma-esque bag, with the luggage tag attached, but this time around without the contrast coloured base and with a new debossed logo on the corner, much like the embossed logos on the Vuitton’s Epi range.
  • And then there’s the bucket-shaped silhouette that seems like a reinterpretation of the iconic Noe.
  • Yet another new shape that Ghesquire has introduced in this collection is the top handle bi-colour bag (third image from top) that, style-wise, reminds me of the Tod’s Sella.
  • Then there’s the boxy Petite Malle – that’s the one that looks like a mini Vuitton trunk – which is now in Epi leather that sports a detachable chain handle (the FW14 version was with a long leather strap). There’s also the same diamond motif that we saw from FW14, on some of the bags but instead of it being constructed with leather piping, it’s on Epi. My fave bag from the collection (as was with the FW14 collection) is of course still the Petite Malle, but this time, it’s the more three-dimensional mint green version. Which is yours?

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