In a true Louis Vuitton fashion, this autumn/winter was placed physically in a 1850s architecture built for Napoleon III, but had Nicolas Ghesquière's modern space touch in the atmosphere. This unlikely combination extended over to the pieces, with cropped jackets dressed in medallions that are reminiscent of historical royal uniforms, paired with spacesuit-like puffy peplum top. It's a bizarre balance that somehow always works for Louis Vuitton. There were shirt dresses with dramatic line detail across the shoulders, or pleated evening dresses cinched in at waist by blue and brown corsets, or even a sparkly sweater paired with spaghetti strap peplum top.
Best known for its iconic LV Monogram print, Louis Vuitton began in the luggage business, but has quickly expanded its product range to bags, clothing and accessories. Recently, the brand has been collaborating with many artists to create unique, over-the-top pieces that have been growing in popularity among younger generations and Chinese fans. On top of its luggages, Louis Vuitton has seen an increase in demand in other leather products such as handbags and wallets for its eye to quality and detail. Current Artistic Director of Women's collections at Louis Vuitton is Nicolas Ghesquière, who had previously been at Balenciaga. Carrying his edgy tastes from Balenciaga while incorporating Louis Vuitton's history in pattern-making and quality leather items, he has created a collection after collection that is an exquisite balance of sophistication and experimentation.