The luxury Maison presented the women’s 2023 RTW collection in Paris on Monday.
Held inside the Musée d’Orsay, luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton showcased its latest Fall-Winter 2023 runway show in Paris. A stunning location was designed by French artist Philippe Parreno, who designed a black runway to evoke a Paris Street. The show featured gorgeous, ostentatious chandeliers hanging from the ceiling that tinkled warm light, commencing the runway, while sound artist Nicolas Becker projected the sound of footsteps through the space to give guests the impression of invisible models walking down the runway.
Nicolas Ghesquière, the brand’s creative director, created a passionate collection that represented an ode to the French style with vintage overtones and unconventional silhouettes. With a retro-futuristic style that characterises the designer, Louis Vuitton showed that their vision went further and reinterpreted a line that evoked the codes of the Maison.
“Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration. I am very honoured of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great Maison. We share common values and a vision.” Said Ghesquière.
For the season, the creative director wanted to reflect the Parisian style with a touch of his own luxury take on luxury. Nicolas Ghesquière presented garments with architectural volumes, in innovative ways that promoted the new tailoring. “The idea was creating a reflection of the current state of modern Paris and France and kind of creating this live document of the street.” Reads a video narrative in the brand’s Instagram teaser. “We talked about capturing these ghosts, this vibration of this moment in Paris.”
As an important axis of the collection, a well-destructured tailoring empowered with the essence of French fashion was present, of course, as the brand took seriously the idea of implementing crucial elements which characterises the Parisian style into the new designs.
“What is French style? The question itself is an enigma, kindling endless fascination. An irresolute fashion residing above an oxymoronic foundation of audacious tradition. An evolutive fashion, like the palimpsest of multiple currents from all over, in which couture conventions embrace an astonishing mix of cultures to become what is known as the French exception. This style of ineffable magnetism still intrigues the world; that is paradoxical: sophistication with a dilettante’s air. French allure is a trompe l’oeil. The French touch never fails to captivate.” – From Louis Vuitton.
The Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2023 collection featured silhouettes accompanied by the label’s classic accessories and luminous glasses that gave light to some very urban creations. There were also designs that played with volumes and trompe l’oeil effects. The designer also wanted to reinterpret formalwear to create a fresh French silhouette by reverting to a lot of classic, wearable tailoring but still applying his own singular creativity. He even introduced some 1920s-inspired footwear to some looks.
During the collection, we could also see models wearing elegant blazers, leather coats, knit scarves, trompe l’oeil dresses, suits packed with scarves and attached to sports coats, and more. The designer also emphasized creating his designs by paying attention to details, as well as, distinctive fabric combinations, including sequined, leather jeans painted with pinstripes, glittering beaded dressed, and web-like three-dimensional shape dresses with thousands of metal coils. Certain elements and bold accessories were also included in some of the pieces, such as pointed collars, important shoulders, belts in the waist, rounded shapes with rounded sleeves, luminous glasses as futuristic elements, and more. Fashion design certainly wrapped vintage and glamorous style.
The prestigious brand Louis Vuitton also brought together worldwide known talented celebrities, such as Emma Stone, Ana de Armas, Zendaya, Chiara Ferragni, Alicia Vikander, Lea Seydoux, Antonella Roccuzzo, Venus Williams, Jaden Smith, Rayssa Leal, Bailey Bass, Sarah Catherine Paulson, Emma Stone, Bernard Arnault, Deepika Padukone, and recently named “artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear” designs last month Pharrell Williams was also in attendance.
For instance, Emma Stone and Ana de Armas attended the Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2023 front-row. Stone wore a vivid blue and red pinstripe suit while de Armas wore a delicate slip dress with a black jacket.
Take a closer look at the Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2023 collection below.