Louis Vuitton A/W 2016

Louis Vuitton A/W 2016

Nicolas Ghesquière brought his Louis Vuitton beauties back down to earth for winter

Mood board: Nicolas Ghesquière brought his Vuitton beauties back down to earth for winter, delivering a sporty, feminine, dynamic collection that was heavy on walk-right-off-the-runway wearable pieces. And that was a good thing: scarf print dresses had cool leather sleeves, suede piping trimmed the edges of winter sport sweaters, and oversized fuzzy outerwear bounced over stovepipe, shiny patent leather pants.

Best in show: There were loads of jewels buried in this show, but the strongest pieces were also the simplest: long clingy knit dresses layered over ruffle trimmed dresses, a quilted vest over a quilted overcoat and a smashing finale dress crusted in a dizzying mosaic of beaded tile patterns were top fare in this collection.

Finishing touches: Ghesquière strapped nearly all of his models into a honking hiking boot made from shiny coloured leather and stacked on a rugged sole and thick heels. Long leather black gloves, Alexander Calder-esque silver swinging earrings and boxy handbags made from screaming leopard print finished off the highly assembled looks.

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