MANIFESTO

#63

CHANGE OF SPACE

Fantastical Reveries

2021.07.01

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2022
by MUSE

Nicolas Ghesquière’s vision creates a bridge between East and West in a futuristic Paris.

The fashion house’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, presents the Cruise 2022 collection on the catwalk and chooses the city of Cergy-Pontoise as the location. Cergy-Pontoise was born from the union of two cities and in 1980 Dani Karavan, an Israeli artist, built the Axe Majeur, a monumental sculpture that stretches for three kilometres, starting from Place de la Concorde, crossing the Champs Elysées and arriving at the Défense.

I decided to show the collection on Karavan’s Axe Majeur while I was in California designing the collection. In a way, I thought that utopian architecture could build a futuristic landscape on our doorstep.

– Nicolas Ghesquière

The utopian, modernist installation creates an environment where space and time relate to the natural elements of water, light, wind, sand, concrete, stone and steel, creating a suspended moment, an ideal. The architecture symbolises the union between the city centre and the satellite suburbs. Based on this geographical connection, the show acts as a bridge combining Eastern and Western aesthetics in a way that cancels out differences in the name of accepting diversity. Ghesquière does this by using the shapes and volumes of clothes, putting a wide, short cape over a miniskirt or fluttering a pleated caftan over a leather skirt.
The collection continues with metallic coats with varnish pockets and trapeze dresses worn with boots, there are flouncy cocktail dresses made of coloured neoprene, there are illustrations reminiscent of 1970s sci-fi comics. The dense details and bold shapes of the collection express its premise of imagining horizons without boundaries. Like the uniforms of a band, the collection is presented in an energetic and joyful parade.
A set of proud gazes advance straight ahead. They are the image of harmony in an environment that is so near and yet so far, without borders and open to adventure.

LIVE STREAMING

DIOR

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Tune in for the unveiling of Dior Fall 2024 by Maria Grazia Chiuri live from New York, and find the collection in boutiques and online from April 25th.

FW24

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A collection that rethinks the concept of fashion as a manifestation of power and full representation of creativity, investigating the historical legacy and future of femininity. The looks in Dior’s FW24 collection convey the radiant power of a pluralistic, autonomous and versatile femininity, reactivating that key moment of creative freedom of which Miss Dior is the emblem.

COLLECTION

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Like the scorched landscape that offers its harsh yet fertile land, Bottega Veneta’s FW collection invites reflection and hope. It is a testament to the inner strength that emerges from the trial by fire, conveying a message of resilience and rebirth as life’s challenges are faced.

MILAN

Elegance and Tradition

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To celebrate and renew the invitation to an open dialogue with the city of Milan, Loro Piana FW24 reiterates its delicate and calm language of making fashion, a Loro Piana method, that is, the absolute search toward the consistency of product history and above all a sustainable and reliable fashion idea.