Louis Vuitton's Palm Springs resort 2016 extravanganza

Louis Vuitton's Palm Springs resort 2016 extravanganza

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Text: Pakkee Tan

Nicolas Ghesquière brings a bit of Paris to Palm Springs with his second resort collection for Louis Vuitton

Set on the grounds of the futuristic Bob and Dolores Hope estate, Louis Vuitton's resort 2016 marked a departure from the mod-ish, '60s-era vibe of seasons past. As the strains of Flavien Berger's Leviathan floated across the courtyard of the estate, Ghesquière presented the new long, lean silhouette of the Louis Vuitton woman — cut in silk and chiffon, with a palette of earthy tones or prints inspired by stained-glass windows — toughened up with wide, studded belts and military-looking desert boots.

"The paradox of the brutalism of the architecture and the refinement of the interior was quite inspiring to me," the designer told "I love the idea of sweet and hard at the same time." The idea of the California girl taken to the extreme played out perfectly for the transitional season and, together with the stunning surroundings, made this an unforgettable show.