Held on 1 March, the Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2023 trunk show in Singapore celebrated creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s vision of modern dressing and femininity. With the show taking place in the local cultural landmark that is Pasir Panjang Power Station B, it was designed to replicate the original show held at Cour Carrée—one of the main courtyards at Louvre Palace in Paris.
On show for spring/summer 2023 was a play on proportions by Ghesquière. Looking to challenge traditional connotations of beauty and femininity, the maison zoomed in on the minute details typically hidden in garments and maximised them for emphasis. Supersized zippers, studs and buckles reimagined contemporary dressing for the modern woman, providing a utilitarian twist that was both bold and commanding. Tying this together was decorative embroidery layered over printed tweed, and hyperbolic necklines with matching hip detailing.
The set for the original show was designed by French artist Philippe Parreno and Hollywood production designer James Chinlund, featuring an installation that Ghesquière referred to as “a carnival flower”. It provided a larger-than-life ambience, and was another point of reference that inspired the voluminous details seen on the runway.
With Louis Vuitton being a powerhouse for leather goods and accessories, models strutted down the runway clasping some of the season’s most coveted pieces, from the monogram clutch and Tilsitt bag—that referenced house archives—to gorgeous embossed metallic and leather S-Lock numbers. With even the most infinitesimal details displayed on the bag with pinpoint accuracy, it is a testament to the maison’s unparalleled craftsmanship.
Photography Clifford Loh
Styling Jasmine Ashvinkumar
Photographer’s assistant Hizuan
Stylist’s assistant Kyann Fong
Models Alicja Olszewka/Bass, Yin Guo, Ada Yu and Sophia Giblet/Ave Management, Shara, Candy Chaya, Louise Blanc and Claudia Lim/Now Model Management.
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