Plus see the key looks from the Miu Miu collection at the final day of Paris Fashion Week.
Nicolas Ghesquière presented the spring 15 Louis Vuitton collection at the newly opened Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, designed by architect Frank Gehry. As majestic as the location was (it is set to become one of the most instagrammed images of this season) it didn’t overshadow another hit collection from Ghesquière, which took inspiration from the 1970s and travel. A-line leather skirts, velvet trousers, contrast-lapel blazers and loose, hippy dresses with intricate mesh and ruffle detailing made for a host of strong individual pieces that buyers will jump to snap up for spring.
It was Christophe Lemaire, artistic director of womenswear at Hermès’ swansong yesterday in Paris as he presented his last collection for the brand before Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski takes the helm for autumn 15. Draping was key, with flowing dresses cinched with belts or hanging loosely from the body, while others wrapped around the neck with a scarf-like effect. Outerwear also stood out, including sumptuous wrap coats and a modern leather anorak.
A fun collection from Miu Miu saw ladylike chic meet a younger aesthetic, as pencil skirts and sleeveless tops came with bold tartan prints, blown-up florals and ruffles. Ankle cropped trousers, flared midi-skirts and crop tops lent a 1950s vibe but it was the coats that were the real stars, with tweedy options coming with stand-out suede panels, while eccentric, ruffle-sleeve, fur-trimmed styles were also memorable.