This will be my final post covering the Fall2014 Ready-To-Wear Collections, and I definitely think sharing Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton is a high note. Without a doubt, the Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Collection was one of the most anticipated shows of the Fashion season. The merging of such a admired designer and such a storied fashion house has been the talk of the fashion world since his appointment last fall. Even I couldn’t help but write about the fashion house earlier this week!
For those of you unfamiliar with Nicolas Ghesquière, he spent 15 years at the helm of Balenciaga, where he developed a following among the fashion set and Hollywood celebs. He is known for his understanding of shape and proportion. After leaving Balenciaga in Fall 2012, Ghesquière did not immediately join another house. It wasn’t until Fall 2o13 with the departure of Marc Jacobs that Ghesquière was appointed to Louis Vuitton. 3 seasons since his last show, it is no wonder that there was a lot of buzz around this collection.
As for the Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Collection it is already being called a grand success. And no wonder! Ghesquière, intelligently, did not look to compete or even follow Marc Jacobs’ works. Instead, he drew upon the Louis Vuitton heritage and his own aesthetic to create a collection filled with beautifully manipulated leather and clean silhouettes.
The result was a collection that felt like a real woman’s wardrobe. Filled with both separates and dresses all of which seemed to ‘go’ together with ease. Ghesquière had a year and a half to think about who he was as designer and I love that as a result this collection felt both highly edited, but endlessly creative as well. The short hemlines and the a-line shapes of the skirts and dresses were fun, yet chic. And the usage of different materials in a single garment was intriguing without feeling overworked.
Takeaways from the Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Collection:
-Don’t be afraid to go short with your hemline.
-Give your mod a-line shapes a natural spin with earthy palettes
-Wear leather (real or faux) in unexpected forms.
-Try belting your pants/dresses/skirts/coats at your natural waist.
What do you think of the Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Collection? Has Nicolas Ghesquière lived up to the hype?
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