Spring/Summer ’17 Collection at a Glance
This time, Nicholas Ghesquière didn’t present his summery splendour in the glass palace of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, but at the label’s new address: the Place Vendôme flagship store, which is planned to open in 2017. The collection represents a new approach by the designer, turning away from the Future Heroines of previous seasons – as he had technically already announced with the sporty slant of the cruise collection in Rio de Janeiro. With daring cut-outs in the blazers – under the armpits – and flowing dresses as well as the way he toyed with transparency, geometric forms and asymmetric cuts, he has proclaimed a new bourgeoisie, perhaps more aptly named hot bourgeoisie.
Instead of handbags, women will now only carry their smartphones. Complete with an extravagant case and dangling pendant to make a style statement, of course. And if they really can’t survive without a bag, then they must make to with a small clutch, something that could almost pass as a man’s bag. But only almost. Solid gold jewellery and headbands have made a comeback. It’s so nineties – but better!
Ruffled, calf-length jersey dress in rust red with shoulder pads. What looks innocent at first glance is actually the opposite, thanks to the cut-outs around the hips and the silver crocodile boots.