It’s no secret that the modern day iteration of Louis Vuitton rests on the laurels of its luggage brand heritage. And why not? There is truly nothing better than an oversized trunk splashed with monogrammed LV’s.
Since he arrived on the scene in 2013, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière has been busy transforming the brand’s DNA into a digestible range for millennials. And he’s been doing a phenomenal job of capturing their hearts (and Instagram accounts). For one thing, his front rows are packed with young stars of the A-list caliber, including Selena Gomez, Jaden Smith and even top model Karlie Kloss. Further, his runway sets are imaginative and captivating, just like the commissioned creation by Justin Morin for Fall/Winter 2016. Featuring shattered mirrors and gargantuan crystals, the Vuitton show space was both captivating and social media friendly.
Finally, there is the actual clothing, which is a hybrid of haute design and wearable sportswear. Red patent leather cropped flares were equally as enchanting as billowy patchwork t-shirt dresses. Sculptural coats with a sporty influence were major players, as were corset details on dresses, jackets and tops.
But this season, we were particularly captivated by the handbag selection. Running the gamut from holographic trunks to crocodile totes, Mr. Ghesquère flexed his design muscle while paying astute attention to the Vuitton roots. Without further ado, here are all the drool-worthy bags from the Fall/Winter 2016 range.