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Paris Fashion Week: Looking to the future at Louis Vuitton

Nicolas Ghesquière presents a very modern collection for the storied house of Louis Vuitton, plus a round-up of the week’s trends.

The 1970s trend that has featured so heavily in shows so far is old news for designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who has presented polo necks, flares, boho dresses and many more of the era’s key pieces during his first year as creative director of Louis Vuitton. This season, he’s looking to the future and as if to emphasise this, a drone buzzed over the runway, projecting video onto a number of screens that were peppered around the venue. As for the clothes, this sense of modernity translated into silvery coloured silks, sharp tailoring and minimalist ribbed knits. Acccessories are, of course, a key area for Louis Vuitton, and the boxy mini trunks look likely to be among autumn 15’s it-bags.

Though it’s tempting to make a judgement on trends long before Paris Fashion Week draws to a close, the city always has something new to offer, and this season was no different. While the retro vibe that has dominated the autumn 15 shows was still very much present here, there was also an element of gothic Victoriana to many collections – notably Valentino, Givenchy and Alexander McQueen. At the other end of the spectrum, the pastels seen at Prada in Milan appeared once again in Paris at Acne, Roland Mouret and Vionnet. Additionally, Paris offered up winter florals, animal print, tweed and stripes as key trends to look out for next season.

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