Gender neutral designs were dominating this year’s Paris Fashion Week of womenswear. Many designers opted for rather gender non-conformal looks displayed by androgynous models. Similarly the lead designer for womenswear at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière attempted to showcase a unanimous collection in combination with futuristic aspects.
The main inspiration behind Ghèsquiere’s latest collection laid in his on-going effort to empower women through his designs. At the same time, the designer sought to point out female vulnerability that is oftentimes, even more, stronger in a unanimous styling.
“There was a clear ambiguity, but that was the idea. Sometimes people think when a woman dresses like a man it gives her power, but you can be very vulnerable when you’re wearing a suit as a woman.”
The pieces from the collection showcase geometrical cuts and prints that are combined with either monotone or bright and vibrant colors. Majority of the feminine designs like dresses or skirts are dressed down with oversized pieces such as blazers or leather jackets. The individual pieces also sport feathery or embellished detailing.
The show took place at the grandiose Cour Carrée courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris. The set of the runway resembled a futuristic studio and likewise incorporated visionary decor comprising of neon lights or all white glass catwalk.
The event was filled with famous celebrities, bloggers and fashion influencers who displayed the Spring/Summer 19 collection better than the actual models. Some of the attending A-listers were actresses Alicia Vikander or Nina Dobrev.
The Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2019 collection and show were truly memorable and definitely set the bar for all remaining shows of the Paris Fashion Week extremely high.