One of the last shows of Paris fashion week was all about breaking borders. The fall 2017 ready-to-wear Louis Vuitton collection alluded to more than just the present tension and division in politics, but broke the border to solidify its spot in French culture too.
Set in inside the Louvre Museum’s central sculture atrium, Nicolas Ghesquière’s Vuitton used his designs to break present tensions. According to Vogue, Ghesquière’s explained that fashion served as a way of removing boundaries as they are limitations to cultural exploration. Paris, he further elaborated, is one of the places fashion has always been able to do so with its diverse cast of foreign designers.
The designs themselves broke barriers, featuring a variety of wide collared blouses, and slightly flared, cropped pants. The show was also showcased polished leather and patterned dyed, furs, an alleged uncharted area for Ghesquière. Another highlight from the collection were the several clinched belts around the waistlines of some of the designs. One standout from the show were the combined chunky healed and flat healed boots, giving off some major throwback to the ’70s vibes. The shoes worn by every model featured a variety of blunt-toed boots, some ankle height while others more like equestrian styled riding boots with blunt-toed front.
Here’s a look an inside and outside look the historic French museum Louis Vuitton posted on their Instagram prior to the show.
The museum’s central sculpture atrium was the perfect artistic backdrop for Vuitton’s collection, the museum invited Louis Vuitton to hold the show inside. This is the first time the museum has allowed a fashion house to be inside of the atrium. Tying in the Vuitton’s French roots, the museum posed as the perfect backdrop for Ghesquière’s own works of art.
But beautiful sights of the Louvre wasn’t the only part of the deeply rooted French designer brand that we were interested in discovering. Look below to see how Nicolas Ghesquière’s fall collection broke borders and connected with history earlier this week.
Patterned, fur like this jacket radiating some major ’70s vibes, made a big statement at the Vuitton show.
Here’s a closer look at the clinched waistline belts and the wide collared blouses that seemed to be a staple of part of the show.
This silky blue slip dress, with ruffled details was one of the less elaborate of the designs but nonetheless fitting for the show’s theme.
Here’s a view of all the models walking between the central part of the atrium.
That’s our take on the last show to close out Paris Fashion Week. Look forward to tomorrow as we roundup some of our favorite street styles from Paris’ women’s fashion week.
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