This weekend I finally got the time to visit the Louis Vuitton series 3 exhibition, I’ve been seeing pictures/posts on social media for weeks since it first opened its door on 21st of September. The exhibition is designed to educate the public and fashion enthusiast the spectacle, immaculate craftsmanship and creativity that goes on behind the brand. It’s showcase the inspiration of the Fall 2015 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière who is the creative director of Louis Vuitton, this is done as a walk through “sprawling high-tech” screens in a series of geodesic domes erected at the foot of Frank Gehry (he designed Louis Vuitton foundation in Paris in March).
“A modern and unexpected reinterpretation of a fashion show, this exhibition, following on from SERIES 1 and SERIES 2, invites visitors to discover Nicolas Ghesquière’s inspirations for the Fall 2015 women show as the Artistic Director for women’s collections at Louis Vuitton.” (taken from here)
“A skeletal example of one dome lords over the ceiling of the darkened room that opens the exhibition, during the midcentury period that the French designer frequently mines. Visitors then traverse a futuristic tunnel that plunges them into the exhibition”. As we follow our guide through the exhibition, we got into another room were there was interactive screen that springs to life and mimics hands doing everything it takes to make a handbag, it was very surreal. As we moved along the showcase, we got into another room where there was two artisans (special flown in from Paris) from Louis Vuitton demonstrate the assembling process for Ghesquière’s miniature trunk bags, that is being crafted by hand and every details to precision!
We then moved along to the next room where all the finished accessories are displayed in a pure white room on white mannequins embedded in walls and plinths, putting the sole focus on how handbags and shoes are a major part of an outfit.
I was very impressed by the showcase and now I have different prospective on luxury designer labels, because they really do pay attention to most little detail!