The two-month-long fashion marathon ended with the Louis Vuitton Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear show, staged by creative director Nicolas Ghesquière at Paris Fashion Week. For the next year’s spring, the designer returned to the futuristic style of his early collections.
According to Nicolas, he looked to visualize a theme that has long become obsessive for him— finding the line between virtual reality, in which we all live through the use of the Internet, apps and social networks, and our real life.
He expressed the inevitable evolution of humanity through high-tech forms: high quilted gloves conjuring space suits, voluminous sleeves embellished with scenery of acid lakes, elements and accessories from molded rubber, as well as elegant sculptural dresses made of metal mesh.
The collection can easily become a balanced wardrobe for the first SpaceX pilots or Martian colonies, evoking a deep rethinking of human civilization.