The Louis Vuitton Resort 2017 runway show took place at at MAC de Niterói contemporary museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was the newest instalment in what Nicolas Ghesquière smilingly referred to as “Louis Vuitton architecture travelling” with the designer’s aim to spotlight the world’s modern architecture masterpieces.
It was in Rio’s organic meeting between palm tree-jewelled granite mountains, that deep blue sea, and its largely 20th century architecture that his collection was conceived.
“When I was here in November I went to the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, and I saw this exhibition about textile in the ’70s and ’80s—artists’ illustrations of the strong thematic of Brazil, like bingo and soccer players,” he explained.
The collection showcases sports references with color-blocked dresses looked like deconstructed scuba suits, windbreaker parkas seemed spliced together from flags, and basketball shorts sported the house monogram striped down the sides. Ruched parachute dresses were among the subtler evocations of the theme.
Ghesquière showed a lot of sequined scarves, which were as much jewelry as they were accessory. And, bien sûr, there was no shortage of bags. The Twist is now available in tropical colors, and a new style, the Pliage, boasts almost a foot of fringe. As for the boombox bags, the designer proudly reported that, thanks to Bluetooth technology, they actually play music.
Go backstage and watch the highlights from the Louis Vuitton Resort 2017 Fashion Show by Nicolas Ghesquière.