PFW SS16: Louis Vuitton
How often we are told to slow down, to enjoy the view and stop to smell the roses. But in view of the fashion frontier Ghesquière has proposed at Louis Vuitton, we are willing to do away with the now and propel ourselves into the future. In exploration of the onslaught of the digital age, the show space at the Fondation Louis Vuitton was transformed into a "multi-dimensional digital canvas for a fantasy world", with 510sqm of HD screens, 2,600 screen modules and a whopping 28km of cables. What stupendous effect.
Models walked through different stages of a fashion RPG, choosing their own adventures and carving their own destinies. Our favourite pieces were the waistcoats and the motorcycle jackets that all the cool girls (and guys) will be clamouring for: painted, perforated, with panels in the house's Monogram and Damier prints. Hand-painted chiffon shimmered like a hologram while linen, silk, leather, shagreen and python were manipulated to look high-tech, man-made and futuristic. "It's the frontier of the digital world. I wanted it to be quite decorative but in a certain way," explained Ghesquière. "There is light there but also a coldness." So the future Ghesquière predicts is bright and cold? Count us in on the first flight out—the cold never bothered us anyway.