PARIS Still basking in the media spotlight since her acclaimed performance in “The Danish Girl,” all eyes were on Oscar winner Alicia Vikander at Louis Vuitton’s star filled show Wednesday.
Here are the highlights of the fall winter 2016 collections, including reports from Vuitton, Miu Miu, Moncler Gamme Rouge and Kenzo.
The look’s geometry perfectly mirrored the Louis Vuitton Foundation backdrop as she posed for photos with its figurative angular glass, wood and metal architecture, designed by architect Frank Gehry.
Joining her in the front row was fellow Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Selena Gomez.moncler coats womens
LOUIS VUITTON ON FORM
Ghesquiere produced one of his most accomplished Vuitton collections to date Wednesday with 52 creative looks brimming with colour and energy.
Alongside the giant reflective disco ball column decor, a model with huge Eighties hair opened the show with a fresh silhouette that recurred throughout: a strong shouldered coat truncated under the bust in bolero style.
It cut a great shape, and led on to some very creative explorations of form like corset styles with large exaggerated curves.
Ghesquiere is a sports fan. Here, the signature sportswear styles were subtly evoked on looks that seemed inspired by Nineties’ motorbike jackets.
Flashes of red, white and blue stripes graced sheeny tight fitting leather jackets.
And in one of the more interesting looks the normally harsh biking stripes appeared as a contradiction on a fluffy woolen sweater that called out to be hugged.
This varied collection will broaden the house’s appeal from the overly young looks that characterized the French designer’s debut.
MONCLER GAMME ROUGE’S HILLS ARE ALIVE
Giambattista Valli headed to the Austrian hills of “The Sound of Music” for his snowy, Edelweiss infused collection Wednesday that was executed with finesse.
Since he took over this arm of Moncler, the floral loving Italian designer has set most of his shows upon a hill or meadow to combine the house’s outdoorsy vibe with his love of flowers.
Wednesday’s show was no exception and the snow capped peaks of the Tyrol were the season’s backdrop to looks that riffed on traditional Tyrolian dress.
The “dirndl,” a traditional Alpine peasant dress worn in Germany, Austria and the South Tyrol, was reimagined in white fur, sheer tulle and embroideries as the suspenders.
Pale blue tights, meanwhile, led down to black leather platform clogs.
Valli is a master of detail.
Snow appeared as an optical blurry print in one short coatdress and, elsewhere, morphed into the endangered Edelweiss flower as immortalized by the Oscar winning film.
MIU MIU TRANSFORMS THE ORDINARY
Black hoody wearing hip hop star A$AP Rocky joined actress Chloe Sevigny on the Miu Miu front row Wednesday.
This season, Miuccia Prada’s ever thought provoking show took ordinary items like denim jeans, jodhpurs or boho print and transformed them into historical styles.
Long denim skirts, gathered at the side, had the rippled classical movement of a gown in a Roman statue.