Few can do a fashion show like Nicolas Ghesquière and Louis Vuitton, and this season the brand held its show at an iconic Parisian landmark: the Louvre. The bright, airy presentation featured a plethora of new bags, all inspired by ancient Roman and Grecian times. Ghesquière looked back to the Golden Age, or the Age of Enlightenment, when everything was expressed so purely. It was those eras that forged the essence of civilization as we know it, and this collection's aesthetic relies on these notions as Ghesquière embarks on a journey back in time.
The Louis Vuitton FW 21 collection features a slew of bags both new and old, including shapes like the Keepall, Alma, Dauphine and Petite Malle. Many of the bags incorporate delicate artwork by Italian Atelier Fornasetti. The LV x Fornasetti capsule includes reiterations of Louis Vuitton's iconic Monogram featuring hand-drawn illustrations as well as leather bags embossed with sculptural faces.
Ghesquiere also presents a new shape, called the Troca, which features exaggerated embroidered Damier quilted leather and a removable chain. The Utility crossbody from spring appears on the runway again as well, this time featuring exotic details. The utility theme is further expanded upon in this collection too and the pocket detailing appears on a shoulder bag with contrast colors and materials. View bags from the collection below.
[images via Louis Vuitton]