Louis Vuitton Gets Eccentric With Resort 2019 Collection

Louis Vuitton Gets Eccentric With Resort 2019 Collection

Designer Nicola Ghesquière delivers a sleekly excessive Resort 2019 collection.

Designer Nicola Ghesquière delivers a sleekly excessive Resort 2019 collection.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

Yesterday, 600 guests gathered in the sculpture garden of prestigious modern art museum Fondation Maeght in St. Paul-de-Vence, located in the South of France, for the reveal of Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Resort 2019 collection. Marking his fifth collection for the fashion house, Ghesquière took to social media early last week to declare that he had renewed his contract with the brand and is indeed #notgoinganywhere; a refreshing announcement as the CFDA has recently experienced the most notable shift of leadership in its history. With a star-studded front row—including LV favorites Emma Stone, Jennifer Connelly, and Luka Sabbat—the outdoor presentation was filled with eccentric fashion moment after eccentric fashion moment.

The collection, very much inspired by the '80s age of excess, beamed in both detail and design. Each layered ensemble relayed an air of familiarity, avoiding nostalgic commodity and embracing individual treasure-esque facets like an embroidered collar, emerging mixed prints, and the subtle winks of the LV signature monogram. Including executive apparel, beaded silk, and feathers feathers feathers, this irresistibly colorful resort collection pays homage to the '80s in sleekest of ways.

Cohesively continuing the eccentric collection, Louis Vuitton’s accessory game has never felt stronger. In collaboration with Creative Director of Vogue, Grace Coddington, Ghesquière enlisted sketches of her beloved cats, Pumpkin and Blanket, and his dog Léon to appear in the shape of handbags and bag tags, a collab that will indeed go down in the books. Taking last season’s groundbreaking LV sneaker—the hottest that has been seen on the runway in recent years, to be quite honest—Ghesquière takes the coveted galoshes to new heights by making the casual everyday kicks into elevated, over-the-knee statement stunners.

This resort moment for both the brand and the fashion world at large is pretty monumental considering it’s our first glimpse of the winter shopping season. Every singular piece making up each ensemble reads versatile and flexible versus precious and breakable, with no single look screaming red carpet-ready. Ghesquière has delivered once again, and in the current fashion climate of uncertainty, Louis Vuitton has never felt more present.

Credits: COVER IMAGE VIA VOGUE RUNWAY

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