The Louis Vuitton Resort 2019 show took place this Monday and introduced the runway to eccentricity.
Nicolas Ghesquière, French fashion designer and current creative director of Louis Vuitton, wanted Louis Vuitton Resort 2019 to be centered around self-expression. The show debuted a collaboration with stylist, illustrator, and former Creative Director of Vogue, Grace Coddington. It was inspired by Coddington’s cat illustrations and includes her spin on Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram pattern. Ghesquière’s dog is also featured.
Coddington explained that the idea for her collaboration with Ghesquière all began with their love for animals. Aside from fashion, it’s one way the two really connect. Ghesquière had always been drawn by Coddington’s unique and fun persona and knew a collaboration with her would be something special. This resort show was all about eccentricity and how individuals can freely express themselves through style. He wanted this collaboration to show that you can start a movement just by being yourself.
The resort 2019 show made for Ghesquière’s most surprising yet. Models wore lots of mismatched and remixed outfits, including some of Ghesquière’s signature pieces from recent seasons. There were many unexpected and certainly eye-catching looks, like colorful, feathered tops paired with short skirts, and printed tunics paired with thigh-high boots. There were detailed jackets, cat-shaped clutches, big shoulders, shiny fabrics, and clashing prints.
The full range of items includes handbags, leather goods, and ready-to-wear. The collection will be available at Louis Vuitton stores in October