Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2022 Collection shows off a multitude of new bags, including several with a floral twist.
The Fall-Winter 2022 Collection is dedicated to youth, in hopes that it can keep the unresolved poetry of adolescence like a flawless garment – in all its vivid romanticism, inspiring idealism, hope for the future, for a better world and its dreams of perfection. With a certain stylistic idea of adolescence, Nicolas Ghesquière designed a collection without constraint or restrictions, one that can be mixed and matched depending on mood in order to approach taste as a personal construct. Like the teenage years that allow one to forge character, the collection is based on the idea of freedom of movement and a youthful desire to customise everything.
This season, Nicolas Ghesquière’s collection explores the formative adolescent years, reconnecting with an instinct for clothing devoid of convention. Tops and scarf-skirts can be worn in various ways, while the idea of school uniforms is present with kilts, oversized cardigans and silk trousers. Modesty and mille-feuille dresses in chiffon and tulle give silhouettes a kinetic and fleeting, mirage-like effect, playing with the collection’s theme of freedom of movement. Speaking to a certain idea of adolescence, David Sims’ photographs from the 1990s are applied and embroidered, reminiscent of concert t-shirts or posters hung on floral wallpaper in a teenager’s bedroom.
As for the bags, there were many, and the most interesting feature a fresh, floral take on classic LV Monogram. What looks like a larger version of the half-moon Loop Bag that was introduced for cruise 2022 appears throughout both in classic Monogram and the made-over floral Monogram. Known for showcasing the House’s savoir-faire, the Petite Malle continues to appear on the runway season after season, and this one was no different. Updated versions are given a small top handle and an extended bottom with a gusseted side, instantly creating more room in the petite clutch. New leather bags round out the selection, which is overall unique and beautiful but still mostly wearable.