Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2017

Nicolas Ghesquière showcased a wardrobe of options for city living at the Louvre, with the über-luxe accents expected from a luxury goods house of this caliber. The denim for example wasn’t denim, but a wool treated with multiple techniques to create a patina of faded blue jeans. Leather was super polished, like the sleek show-opening black coat. Another look was crackled to give the impression of wear and tear. Fur got special attention, being dyed various tints and being mixed with different types of fur. It also came in varying lengths. Perfect for the Autumn and Winter chill!

He paired his short-sleeved, patchworked jackets with the collection’s relaxed, cropped flares, but they’ll also look great thrown over an evening dress. And for evening, he did a 180 away from the dramatic “naked dresses” of Spring, opting instead for knee-length slip dresses elaborately worked with pleats, lace insets, sheer panels and fabrics with contrasting patterns, but while still looking very nonchalant.

One of the best looks on display was a streamlined gray coat belted over jeans and an asymmetrical ribbed sweater worn with tech fabric pants in a glass finish. All of this was accessorized with snub-nosed, low-heeled boots of varying heel heights: very practical for forging new frontiers or simply confronting the harsh realities of modern day life.

The color scheme for the show was black, brown, blue, peach, red, white, grey, gold and pale pink. So a bit of everything for every occasion!

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