To say that we are excited to see Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2014 collection make its debut during Paris Fashion Week would be an understatement.
The future of the house has remained a topic of speculation ever since rumors swirled that its artistic director of womenswear for 16 years, Marc Jacobs, would step down to develop his namesake brand. The speculation ended up being more than just rumors but since then a cloud of secrecy has surrounded Vuitton. When Nicolas Ghesquière was finally confirmed, we weren’t given any indication of what to expect.
…Nothing has changed.
Ghesquière will present his first collection for the brand since talking the helm and is not giving interviews or previews—certainly, that’s one way to let the clothes speak for themselves.
Women’s Wear Daily is reporting that sources say, “his show is likely to reference Vuitton’s roots as a maker of master trunks, a recurring prop in recent ad campaigns.” Perhaps the Spring/Resort ad campaign released on Tuesday is a nod to that mission?
Fashion’s bold names surely wouldn’t dream of snubbing this show (sorry, Mr. Armani). Word has it that Alber Elbaz, Jean Paul Gaultier, Riccardo Tisci and Raf Simons have all been invited.
“We have a new designer, which in and of itself is a major event for 2014,” Bernard Arnault told WWD. “The fact that we have a new collections designer at Louis Vuitton, somebody with huge potential and exactly in line with the Vuitton spirit of creative audacity with extreme refinement—I mean, you talk about challenges and opportunities, this is on the opportunities side of the sheet.”
So. Major. March 5th can’t come soon enough!