For Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2022 Collection, Nicolas Ghesquière celebrates the unresolved poetry of adolescence, its impermanence and beautiful volatility. An excursion into a decisive moment when you have the feeling the world is at your feet. You want it all. For this one, the Creative Director, who masters the art of clashing time and space through his practice, decided to explore a very specific time frame and that sense of inexorable freedom that defines it. Rather than mashing up historical references he channeled youthful sense of experimentation and enhanced the crucial role kids have in shaping today’s culture.
The Musée d’Orsay hosted its first runway show as Louis Vuitton youngsters walked in sporty rugby shirts showing evening dresses underneath, fluid oversized tailoring pieces, school uniform skirt, paisley pants, chunky sweaters wrapped around waists and vintage floral neckties. Youthful stylish nonchalance. Panniers and bustle shapes echoed Ghesquière’s Spring Collection but were re-worked in softer knit and tweed infused with that neo-prep, grandma skater look that infused the whole collection.
“This collection is dedicated to youth, in hopes that it can keep the unresolved poetry of adolescence like a flawless garment – in all its vivid romanticism, inspiring idealism, hope for the future, for a better world, and its dreams of perfection.”