Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2019 collection hit the runway recently and for the house’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, it marked a sharp turn away from polished glam. Instead the collection was decidedly more eccentric; a mix of prints and textures that really brought to mind the mix-and-match feel of street style images and fashion influencers on social media.
For all the lack of color on the runway (this is a resort line after all!) there was a textural richness brought on by the mix of prints and fabrics. Billowing dresses shared the runway with tightly belted jackets and thigh high boots.
While a couple of lingerie inspired outfits looked a little out of place in the sea of layered ensembles, the collection seemed contemporary and cohesive on the whole.
The jackets were all winners, ranging from feathery and over-the-top to boxy, cropped, round shouldered and even blazer-inspired. If you have a penchant for outerwear, this collection will delight with its options that range from loud to subtle.
Standout looks include this white dress paired with high boots that feature the same sole as Louis Vuitton’s archlight sneakers. This is a catwalk-to-sidewalk outfit if there ever was one.
This modern take on an 80’s skirt-suit also had us swooning. It’s part motorcycle madness and part Working Girl, and we love when two unexpected concepts are married together thoughtfully.
Don’t miss the cute cat accessories created with Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington as part of a capsule collection. They are undoubtedly one of the best parts of this show and are sure to sell out in record time.
Review: Edward Collins