Nicolas Ghesquière presents the Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2020 collection in Paris. Against the backdrop of a video installation of “It’s Okay to Cry” by musician Sophie with participation by Woodkid, the show took the viewer on a journey. A journey that found inspiration from a myriad of historical timelines in search of a singularity.
A sense of sophistication whirled around a newly imagined dandy protagonist in the first dozen looks of the collection. This was superseded by a psychedelic off-shoot that featured distorted prints and extreme sequining. Purples, greens, and turquoise on undulating patterns pushed the collection quickly into a modern silhouette with a 70s fever. Eccentric and wearable, this was one our favorite collections from Ghesquière to date.
The press release described the show as a new Belle Époque (1871-1914), returning to origins that gave rise to a high society. With so many psychedelic references and distorted shapes, maybe there’s a double entendre in there somewhere.
Explore the full show and celebrity attendance in the gallery below. Images courtesy of Louis Vuitton.
Mark Benjamin is the editor of RAIN magazine. Formerly a menswear buyer for a luxury fashion brand, he started RAIN in the Fall of 2016. The magazine has since realized several noteworthy profiles in print and continues the mission in print and online.