Game On. The title of Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Resort 2021 and our kinda challenge. While we may not be jet setting, a girl can still look good. Inside Ghesquière studio the girls get dressed up in the Vuitton rainbow of graphic stripes and playing cards. What else does one do in lockdown? Clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts reign over the LV Monogram, because to Ghesquière fashion is a game. Our favourite one to play. The deck of cards is their loyal companion as they glide in new Archlight sneakers, slim thick moon boots and cloud grey classic pumps. Camel coloured coats are oversized and boxy, long and trench-like over frilly royal collars and capes fall like delicate armour over dresses. “I looked somewhere that has been calling out to me for a long time, somewhere I hadn’t taken the time to go back to,” said Ghesquière. “To uncover one inspiration after another. This is an exploration of my creative identity.” In the place where he creates his designs, his creations come to life as the girls stand strong next to coat racks, photocopiers, neon exit signs and an electric blue ladder. A collection we will one day escape in as we sit in this reality. Play on.
by Roxy Lola