#PFW: Louis Vuitton FW18 Runway & Bags Report
10 March 2018

#PFW: Louis Vuitton FW18 Runway & Bags Report

For Louis Vuitton‘s Fall/Winter 18 collection, Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière had the models walk out from a section of the Louvre, that descended onto a ramp on the Vuitton spaceship, with flooring that bore a striking resemblance to Star Trek’s Spacecraft.

Louis Vuitton FW18 Show Space

LV FW18

LV FW18

LV FW18

LV FW18

The moment the show kicked off with the first look, it was obvious that Ghesquière still retained some of his inspiration from the SS18 collection: there were plenty of blazers, cropped jackets, and outerwear embellished with metal chains on the lapels, oversized button details spikes surrounding them, which, to me, kinda looked like a more bada$$ version of the details on band jackets. But, instead of the frock coats from last season, it was mostly all about the shoulders this season – the outerwear and dresses sported rounded-off cape-like caps across the shoulders, or with a more angular cut. Taken together, all these details, including the stripes, and colour-blocked tops with sculpted bustier bodices gave off a distinct space vibe reminiscent of space uniforms.

Louis Vuitton FW18 Bags

Louis Vuitton FW18 Bags

Louis Vuitton FW18 Bags

When it came to the bags, they were a mix of old world historical charm, and the futuristic. The former was represented by the the trunk-like prints on the Alma, and several of the newer seasonal shapes like the cylindrical silhouette that somewhat looked like a soda can placed horizontally, and the new bag of the season, the flat tote with the oversized leather tab-like details. For that futuristic vibe, there were bags with what seemed like computer motherboard prints, all over the bag. Honestly, I felt that Ghesquière could’ve done much better with the bags because the “vintage” bags didn’t really resonate with the whole spaceship theme, unlike the RTW.

 

Images via Vogue Runway