Hi guys, today I’d like to tell you about Louis Vuitton exhibition – series 3, which I recently visited at 180 Strand. This exhibition consists of several rooms. I invite you to virtually visit them through my story.
Series 3 is a stand-alone exhibition showcasing a designer and his creative process and influences. Far more than a simple collection, it is a stream of consciousness, dreams and self-reflexive journeys. Inside a designer’s mind, muses intertwine with cherished memories and visions of new shapes, cuts and meticulous craftsmanship.
He sits between the past he embraced and the future. The designer’s careful thoughts pair with a delicate artisanal touch: a new moment of excellence born in this union.
Louis Vuitton Series 3 retraces Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection for Louis Vuitton. Series 3 is a sensorial journey, venturing deep into the emotional corridors of Louis Vuitton.
Genesis of a Collection
Last call for this experimental and emotional journey through the principles of a Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection. Enter into this extraordinary, geodesic dome, a reference to the structure built for the fashion show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, in homage to the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller. Inside, awaits an odyssey in time and space.
What is a collection? How does a designer imagine a dress? How does Nicolas Ghesquiere dream up a silhouette? These moments of thought and creation are expressed through the voice of Adele Exarchopoulos to discover how the Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 came to be.
In the centre of the room a Louis Vuitton trunk containing Nicolas Ghesquiere’s creative process and inspiration. Over a century after its inception, the trunk still holds some of Louis Vuitton’s most treasured secrets and guards many of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s new ones. It only has to be opened, and all shall be revealed…
Each craftsman’s movement is that of an artist. Enter into heart of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire and discover where experienced hands bring to life the Louis Vuitton icons. A thousand movements come together to create each special piece. Follow them in real-time as artisans create La Petite Malle and the Dora, two of Louis Vuitton’s New Classics.
Relive the excitement that surrounds a show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. where the Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 fashion show actually took place. 48 looks, backstage: 30 make-up artists under Pat McGrath‘s guidance, 25 hairdressers under Paul Hanlon, 45 model dressers… One designer: Nicolas Ghesquiere.
Freja Beha is first to take the catwalk. She wears a white sheepskin coat, carries an Echappee Belle trunk in silver Epi and walks in black leather Masterpiece ankle boots.
The Science of Savoir-Faire
A Tale of Craftsmanship
“I’ve always loved designing accessories. For me, accessories never stand alone, there has to be a common thread between them. They’re an integral part of each outfit, either clashing or complementing it. They share the same sentiment and movement as the garment. A silhouette is a complete make-up of all these elements.” – says Nicolas Ghesquiere.
Here clothes tucked away in their glass cases come alive when they are taken. Garments speak to the woman who wishes to own it. It tells her a story, one she’ll enjoy listening to, tales of who she would like to become. The wardrobe: a gateway to a thousand possibilities.
Be my Guest
The Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 campaign by Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber. Their study focused on the many facets of the Nicolas Ghesquiere woman: actresses, iconic models, “new faces”… Of different generations and backgrounds, they are all Louis Vuitton.
I hope you enjoyed this little Louis Vuitton Series 3 tour. See what I wore to the exhibition and don’t forget to visit my blog for more updates every day!
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