As a perfect finish to this Fashion Week, and bang in the middle of London’s Design Festival, I went along to view the new Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition with POP Magazine.
This exhibition isn’t a celebration of the brands travelling heritage as such, it’s a step into Nicolas Ghesquiere’s creative process through an interactive representation of his Autumn Winter 15 collection.
Once you’ve walked through the ‘show space’ inspiration, you enter a room which I understood to be the ‘mind’ of Ghesquire. Spinning walls of colours, architecture, interviews and models all running around one trunk (prepare to be dizzy!). The inspiration is almost quite intense, but is without a doubt bursting with ideas. Another room sets yourself in front of life size runs of models from the AW15 show, reflecting off of the ceiling.
Of course the craftsmanship of Vuitton is emphasised as well as the inspiration. After watching a few short videos of designers making leather goods the next room is a giant representation of laser cutting, followed by a live presentation of a bag being hand made. The mixture of old and new skill displays the innovation of the brand whilst still having a personal touch. Which is what luxury is all about.
The accessories room was my favourite; a brilliantly bright white room filled with sleek white mannequins holding this seasons best. You’re then finally in touch with the real clothing in the walk in wardrobe- it’s heaven!
Louis Vuitton isn’t the most affordable…but you can leave with your very own slice of Vuitton in the form of a few fun stickers. I am now a proud owner of an official Louis Vuitton ’N’ on my trusty notebook. My friends and I then ended at the POP party with live music and a few too many free beers… so much fun!
This exhibition is free too!
Jumpsuit and mules- ASOS / Bag- Alexander McQueen.