Paris Fashion Week SS16: Louis Vuitton

Paris Fashion Week SS16: Louis Vuitton

Digital age

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

Nicolas Ghesquière turns virtual fantasies into reality for his SS16 collection for Louis Vuittion

The set design: Held at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the show was housed inside a larger than life box lined with massive screens playing video installations — a hint to the video gaming-inspired collection.  The show began with a screening of the video game, Minecraft.

The inspiration: The spring/summer 2016 collection was a reflection of what the world is today — a virtual and digital age. After all, technology is what consumes us right now and what better way to tap into that by presenting a collection representative of that world. Poufy skirts, tough as a nail leather trench coats, spaceship-printed trousers and metal embroidered looks were every bit experimental as they were technical in its making. Information overload? Not when it comes to LV. If that is what the future of fashion looks like, we're all on board.

Worth the investment: The badass motorcycle jackets in Maison Louis Vuitton's monogram and Damier.  That's another collector's item we don't mind investing in from the brand. But if we could only have one, we'll take the biker jacket from look 31 rocked by Liya Kebede.

SS16 fashion must-have: Slip-on flat mules. Nicolas Ghesquière designed his own version with chain mail hardware and a slingback for added security. A thoughtful detail for the fashion pack always running from show to show.

I spy: Those leather gloves wrapped around the model's knuckle adding to the tough girl look. The gloves could have been easily mistaken for wrap around bandages you would put on during and after a fight. 

To see the full collection, click on the gallery below.

For all coverage of Paris Fashion Week SS16, click here