It's often forgotten how much courage it takes to close Paris Fashion Week. After a month of worldwide hypes, newly established trends, front row glitz & glam, and spectacular decors in NYC, London, Milan and Paris - how can you not be intimidated by it all? Louis Vuitton's head designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, seems to do it effortlessly, and - more importantly - without any fear of portraying his voice. For the presentation of the Louis Vuitton SS18 collection he literally went underground, in the majestic crypt of the Musée the Louvre, where we were happily engulfed by his eclectic creations. Where royal coats and sportswear meet a new fashion era seem to be born, and it's looking pretty awesome!
The evening before the show, a mildly impressive crowd of fashion people (I was so lucky to be one of them! :)) met up at the new Louis Vuitton flagship store at the Place Vendôme. If you're wondering about how to distinguish such an iconic corner without disturbing this historic area: as it turns out, you basically just add a whole lot of sophisticated bling. And that was exactly the reasoning behind my selected street style outfit for the Luis Vuitton SS18 show. :) I chose a slightly transparant black midi dress, with subtle embellishments and statement shoulders. To complete the look, I paired it with black Louis Vuitton embellished booties, a structured box bag, my beloved scorpion ring from Rokus London and moody blue nails (O.P.I.'s Less Is Norse). For my beauty look, I went with a sleek middle part and lots of highlighter onto my cheekbones (because you want to catch that unique Louvre light right :)).
The first look of the show was unexpected & gorgeous - in short, very Nicolas Ghesquière. :) A chic brocade coat with silver and ice blue tones was paired with silky sporty shorts and high-top sneakers. And yes, that worked like a charm! This same unusual combo of royal coats and sportswear returned throughout the show, in delicious dusty pink, gold, silver, and lots of white. Patent leather trousers and casual tees were paired with the same embellished coats, sheer white blouses were topped with shiny embroidered vests. And as the designer pointed out so subtly by a Stranger Things shirt that made its appearance at some point: stranger things have happened. There was not one look that I didn't secretly want to own, or at least inspect from up close, because as all good things in life, it seemed to all be over waaay too soon.
Congrats on closing this Paris Fashion Week in such a memorable way, Louis Vuitton! I couldn't have asked for a better ending :)