For Louis Vuitton SS16 , Nicolas Ghesquière took us directly to the digital era. Since he arrived at Louis Vuitton in early 2014, the idea of travel has propelled him; Vuitton has been in the business of making luggage since 1854, after all. But recently he took it into another level. “We are all living with this new dimension,” he said afterward. “We are all managing how to integrate these new notions of digital, virtual, and cyber with our real life.”A conversation between technology and nature animated the new collection.The show itself started with an introduction to the video game Minecraft, which will be familiar to anyone with young children. Later, a sound clip from Tron: Legacy, the original of which was a favorite movie from Ghesquière’s own childhood, played. “I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer,” “What did they look like? Ships? Motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see, and then one day . . . I got in.”
Ghesquière’s cyberpunks wore moto jackets and metal-embroidered skirts, laser-cut leathers and beaded knits and spaceship-print pants. Leather gave an aggressive attitude. My heart fell for the monogrammed leather jackets and bubble dress. Not to mention, that the bags were astonishing from the details to the form . Again, the masculine made his presence on the runway: Classic pants, white crop top and sleeveless jacket. Ultimate officewear.