Nicolas Ghesquière looked to the past and future for his 80's-inspired, sci-fi collection. Set in a magnificent space-age tube of a set at the Louvre, Louis Vuitton's 2019 Spring/Summer show was a mixture of future with art and history. The clothes also reflected his fashion inspiration with their retro balloon sleeves on track jackets, abstract use of bright Memphis Group prints and white molded rubber outerwear. This modern approach extended over to dresses, which were sculptural, sequined show-stoppers. The French designer also emphasized his support for empowering of women by incorporating menswear type pieces, including an oversized tee, tailored skinny trousers and striped blazer. For this season, bags were fairly small but packed a punch with patterned Petite Malles and unique egg-like shapes.
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.