The Louvre was the perfect setting for the final show of the spring/summer 2020 season. As we walked through the courtyard, passed the iconic glass pyramid, the sense of anticipation was firmly in the air. The contrast of the grandiose and distinctly paired back set made us question what it was that we were about to see. Here is everything you need to know about the Louis Vuitton SS20 collection...
Nicholas Ghesquiere’s Louis Vuitton SS20 collection was a triumph.
Belle Epoque and Dandy references ran throughout the show. Prints inspired by stained glass windows in the most brilliant of colours covered everything from coats with exaggerated sleeve detailing to A-line skirts and tops.There were 60’s references too, with stripes and jacquard having a moment.
The full sleeve, that we have seen throughout the season, was back on white dresses which would be the perfect antidote to princess bridal wear.
Sustainability was key
With being more Eco on everyones minds, we would later find out that the wood that formed the set was sourced entirely from suitability managed forest in France. These would then be donated for reuse as part of a partnership with ArtStock, ‘whose mission is to recycle and epicycle elements from artists productions in order to preserve the environment.’
You’ll be adding A LOT of Louis Vuitton SS20 to your accessories wishlist
As always, the accessories are highly covetable. We’ll take the VHS bag, multi coloured circular bag and cloches, thank you very much.
The Soundtrack was incredibly moving
The show opened with a gigantic digital projection of the artist Sophie, whose ‘It’s Okay to Cry’ formed the rather moving soundtrack for what was about to come.
The FROW was the starriest of the entire season
The front row read like that of a red carpet awards ceremony with Hollywood and the UK's finest in attendance with everyone from Justin Timerblake and Jessica Biel to Cody Fern and Alicia Vikander to Indya Moore all in show stopping Vuitton looks.
It brought a tear to the eye. Whether it was because the clothes were all simply stunning, Sophie’s soundtrack was incredibly moving or this signified the end of a long fashion month, one thing is for certain, we are fully here for and want to live in the Louis Vuitton world.
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