The Making Of Louis Vuitton’s SS16 Show

Miranda Kerr attends the Louis Vuitton SS16 fashion show...

Always falling on the final morning of Paris Fashion Week (and indeed the last of the entire marathon that is fashion month) the Louis Vuitton show is one of the most anticipated on the whole style schedule.

Here’s how the spring 2016 fashion show came together…

The Casting
Designer Nicholas Ghesquiere picked his model line-up five days ago, casting new house-favourites Fernanda Ly (she of candyfloss hair) and Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov over a line up of supers. This is the place to spot a rising star. 

See all the pictures in the gallery above.

The Hair And Make-Up Look
Make up artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Paul Hanlon whipped up Vuitton’s SS16 beauty look – a mixture of rough and slick elements, trademarked with those statement lower lash clusters.

The Set
Built in the brand’s shiny new Louis Vuitton Fondation, a series of big screen projections moved around the space, beaming futuristic lights as the models emerged.

The All-Fashion Guestlist
From supermodel Miranda Kerr to blogging sensation Leandra Medine, the front row at today’s show was almost all industry insiders –without a single Kardashian in sight. Refreshing right?

The Collection Itself
The first look, a bubblegum pink leather jacket edged up with patent black tape, really set the tone for today’s pretty tough show. Unravelling shiny knits, Victoriana white cotton ruffles and heavy metal zippers were all tied together with beautiful oversized stitch patterns, for what felt like a fresh and super-covetable collection. 

The Accessories
Chunky great creeper sandals, leather bandage knuckle dusters, and metal pipe chokers completed the tough-girl vibe. The new IT-bag shapes to know? Take your pick from the top handled clutch, seen dangling like tasselled tea bags from every girl’s wrist, or the oversized drawstring rucksack. It’s quite like those Kappa ones you used to carry in the 90s, but re-imagined in pleated glossy leather. This is what every cool girl will want come summer.

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