Inside the TWA Flight Centre in New York City, Nicolas Ghesquière kept us informed. On the weather, on good music and of course, on what we will be wearing as we cruise through New York and onto our private jet to take over the world. Nobuo Uematsu’s ‘Liberi Fatali’ was the most fabulously dramatic theme for the show – also the Final Fantasy theme if any of you Tenners are gamers – a rich orchestrated chorus, wicked and empowering. The right cadence for a collection that glittered in all the right places, bossed-up shouldered jackets with matching mini skirts, belted and combat-booted. A look for the next Final Fantasy game. Warrior princess. They were Vuitton villainous in leather skullcaps, flashes of bright yellows on blacks – cue Batman’s theme. Dununununun… But we digress. A slew of black on black looks screamed business badass in pinstriped pants and dresses, Louis Vuitton lowkey stamped on the chest of t-shirts under suit jackets, superhero style. Yes, this woman is on a mission. Soft but sturdy silk satin in electric blues and bubbly pinks on bustiers and to-the-knee wide shorts sped it all up before the eerily haunting violin of Mica Levi’s ‘Death’ slowed it down, in a suspenseful paranormal way. Trouble. It glittered, it glistened, a melting pot of moments for different eras because that’s what we’re all about in 2019 – come one, come all. Velvet-shouldered brocade bustiers and sharply tailored trousers and full leather dresses – the Louis Vuitton woman is getting ballsier. We like it. Can Ghesquière’s girl save the world? Honestly, if she’s wearing Cruise 2020… yes, yes she can.
by Roxy Lola