Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton was the last show for the spring/summer 2021 season, but it sparked a new beginning in the industry with a futuristic take on virtual live-streaming. Viewers from home were given front-row seats via 360-degree cameras as if they were physically at the newly renovated department store in Paris, La Samaritaine, where the show was held.
With green screens plastered all around the show space from floor to ceiling of the newly remodelled department store, viewers of the livestream were able to not only see, but also hear, the actual sounds from German filmmaker Wim Wenders’s famous film Wings of Desire, surrounding the entire show space for a full blown experience. So while physical show attendees had the advantage of seeing the clothes close up, virtual viewers were given the benefit of an immersive digital experience.
This is but the beginning of a reflection that is open, stimulating and fundamentally conscious
— Nicolas Ghesquière
Always known for being inspired by the 21st century, Ghesquière’s collection today showcased a big influence on the Gen Z’s fresh way of dressing, blurring the lines between masculinity and femininity with ’80s-inspired silhouettes—think loud skater graphic prints mixed with baggy chino pants.
We also saw a promptly designed ‘Vote’ oversized sweater—with the US presidential elections just around the corner—in various monochromatic tones, immediately transforming models on the runway into an androgynous look.
The eye catching shiny disco paillette dress was one of our favourite exits. A show stopper, it was paired with a pale beige waterproof jacket as well as a genderless skater tee—another key item as seen styled throughout the entire collection.
Scroll through the gallery above for our favourite looks from the Louis Vuitton spring/summer show.