Louis Vuitton will be staging its spring/summer 2021 show at the ArtScience Museum next Tuesday, 23 March. While fashion weeks around the world have gradually opened up again, this marks Singapore’s first physical fashion show after almost a year of viewing fashion shows through a screen.
The Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2021 spin-off show will be staggered into three sessions: at 12pm, 4pm and 7.30pm with 112 guests each. Like all live events and performances, safety measures will be put in place, such as safe distancing ambassadors, SafeEntry scans and temperature checks on arrival, sanitisation between slots and staggered arrival and departure timings for guests.
The ArtScience Museum is not the French label’s first show at a museum—pre-pandemic, Paris Fashion Week attendees could look forward to Louis Vuitton closing the show, often at the Louvre. And this upcoming event of the season sees the brand bring the show to our very own shores, aptly next to its floating boutique on Marina Bay. 69 looks from the French label’s spring/summer 2021 collection and a capsule collection will be presented with 41 unmasked—but safely distanced—models who will walk the show.
Local faces to look out for? Kaigin Yong, one of Singapore’s most notable models, who has walked for the likes of Dries Van Noten and Lemaire. Also watch out for emerging model, Nandita Banna, who graced the collaborative editorial shot by students from Lasalle College of the Arts in our Creativity issue.
The spring/summer 2021 collection was first unveiled back in October 2020 at Paris’ La Samaritaine. This first iteration of the show was a combination of a physical fashion show and virtual reality serviced by green screens. Audiences at home saw footage from Wim Wenders’ 1987 film, Wings of Desire, as the backdrop to the show—and it remains to be seen how the brand will transform our very own ArtScience Museum into a similarly transportive space.
Watch the show at louisvuitton.com on Tuesday, 23 March 2021.