Buzzing the world with "#notgoinganywhere", meaning he will continue as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière returned to his roots for inspiration for the 2019 Cruise Collection. Eccentricity was key for this collection in collaboration with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, producing accessories with Coddington's sketches of her cats and Ghesquiere's beloved dogs. The bold twist on the classic monogram print added a flair of playfulness to the structured and tailored apparel pieces, which is a signature style of the designer. sequined dress paired with colorful feather top, ultra-short shorts with oversized jacket and acid-wash denim jacket with geometric patterns were among the things that hit the runway. The shoes in this Resort show were various renditions of Archlight sneakers that were released in 2018. Thigh-high black leather boots stole the spotlight, while brown ankle-length boots and high-top lace-ups were also interesting additions to the popular line.
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.