This morning, looks from Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2022 show shook the grounds of Cergy-Pontoise. The city outside of Paris hosted the house’s latest show, centered around a monumental sculpture entitled Axe Majeur by the late Israeli artist Dani Karavan. As models passed through the punctuating red structures, the runway was electric with Earth’s elements and humanity’s craft.
Below, water, sand, concrete, steel, and stone framed the atmosphere. Above, a peaceful and picturesque setting filled with light and Nicolas Ghesquière’s creations seemingly floated into infinity. Optimistic, powerful, and futuristic, the women’s collection was filled with new ensembles that felt timely and current, yet with revolutionary and forward-dreaming twists.
Boundless ideas were stamped into Ghesquière’s theoretical passport, ready to take flight. Marching band, aviation, and military elements—like epaulette shoulder decorations, oversized cuffs, and name tapes—were reimagined with elevated materials and fine-tuned details.
Oversized, long-sleeved dress jackets caught our attention with bright colors and a mix of prints; sequined sets hugged the curves and stunned over striped shirts with a chunky chain trim and a dainty bow; and skirts and dresses were paired with contrasting materials and prints, and topped off with striking new Louis Vuitton shoes.
For this colorful journey, we also got a glimpse of luminous new jewelry pieces and accessories. Chunky chains were seen complementing several handbags and necklines, reflective aviator sunglasses mirrored the sky, and slouched bags were seen with a retro take on the brand’s floral monogram and its foundation year of 1854.