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A new dawn at Louis Vuitton: Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut

This morning saw French designer Nicolas Ghesquière make his debut at LVMH-owned Louis Vuitton.

Headlining the final day of Paris fashion week, the highly anticipated show stole the title of collection of the season for autumn 14.

Following the announcement that Marc Jacobs would be leaving Louis Vuitton after a successful 16 year tenure, which in fact saw the American designer launch the very first ready-to-wear range at the French fashion house, all eyes were on Ghesquière as he took the reins.

The resulting collection shone with signature Ghesquière with a nod to trade mark Vuitton. A casual confidence permeated much of the range, with easy and wearable shapes, colours and prints and a hint of retro given a modern Ghesquière spin. A focus on separates including A-line minis, knee-skimming twirling midi skirts and sporty jackets will surely impact across the womenswear market next season, although here they came in luxed up leathers contrasted with rich wools and zipped neoprene.

Just like the fashion house’s signature accessories, which were reimagined as one handled bags for autumn, Ghesquière has proved that he isn’t afraid to move Louis Vuitton in his own direction.

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