E L L E RY Australia’s Kym Ellery played with volume and shape for the spring shows in Paris.
V U I T TO N The French fashion house is embracing the digital age and the possibilities it brings with it in fabrication, design and creation.
Louis Vuitton is in the business of travel (one need only look to the French house’s iconic trunks to confirm this) and for spring, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière time-travelled into the future. An innovator and experimenter, Ghesquière is embracing the digital age and the possibilities it brings with it in fabrication, design and creation. Melding meticulous detailing with a directional message the clothes were at once romantic and strong. Soft voluminous blouses and sweeping dresses were paired up with tough belted and studded leather, heavyweight footwear. Reinforcing the forward lean into the future, show goers were encircled by gargantuan screens beaming flickering images from video game Minecraft while sound bites from Tron: Legacy were layered over the collection. It’s a new frontier and brands with staying power, like Louis Vuitton, are committed to exploring it.
No one injected a sports feel into the spring collections quite like Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller. Melding ease with modernity, the models slinked down the runway in the forever-classic tracksuit. Never one to miss an opportunity to up the luxury factor, Chloé’s tracksuit was in soft camel, rich burgundy and navy in lightweight fabrics, cut long slung and lean.
Her inspiration was rooted in the no-fuss ’90s era of models like Kate Moss and Rosemary Ferguson, so there was an element of grungy attitude here in micro floral skirts paired with zip-front active wear. Optimistic, sporty and playing to her strengths, the Chloé girl is ready to go, and we can see her zipping conveniently from gym to party.
IT’S A NEW FRONTIER and brands with staying power, like Louis Vuitton, are committed to exploring it.
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Mercedes-Benz magazine Issue 1, 2016