GALLERY | We enter Louis Vuitton’s upbeat “Space Colony” imagined for the Cruise 2022 show
A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton 2022 cruise collection on June 8, 2021 in Cergy, France. (Image provided on behalf of Louis Vuitton)
- Digital showcases have taken us on a journey since the front rows are endangered, and for his Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 show, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière took us on a journey into space.
- With its “Space Colony” collection, Louis Vuitton finds itself in good company with other fashion houses which adopt an air of optimism and futurism for their latest collections.
- We take a look at what our vacation wardrobes might look like when space travel becomes a reality; as imagined by Nicolas Ghesquière.
Since the Covid fashion innovations in 2020, we’ve witnessed a miniature haute couture collection from Dior; the virtual 3D showcase of Anifa M; the digital showcase of Celestial Couture Valentino by Pier Paolo Piccioli and Nick Knight; Loewe had to cancel his show earlier this year, instead documenting his collection in newspaper format; and Balmain shot his fashion film in the hangars of Air France Industries.
See; a space colony, imagined by the artistic director of Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière.
Images provided on behalf of Louis Vuitton
With this “Space Colony” collection, Louis Vuitton finds itself in good company with other fashion houses which adopt an air of optimism and futurism for their latest collections. Earlier this year, the Michael Kors 40th birthday show captured the optimism and “the idea of thriving again.” The fall / winter collection hits stores in September, so these are the clothes for you when the world is hopefully a better place.
To mark a decade of his label at New York Fashion Week in September 2020, MAXHOSA’s Laduma Ngxokolo married futurism with optimism for his “MAXHOSA galaxy”. Laduma has produced what he says is “the brightest collection I have made so far”, adding that the collection “aims to bring positivity and inject a positive sense of happiness into the world, to against the grain of what happened in 2020. We are trying to please people and encourage them to be as happy as possible. ”
It was necessary “to imagine happiness, to do [your home] your own galaxy, and [create] an imaginary world that is virtual, ”he says.
“I was like, ‘yo, imagine a Maxhosa galaxy’,” he adds, and he did… in vibrant, vibrant colors.
READ MORE: Laduma Ngxokolo imagined a MAXHOSA galaxy for the New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 21 show
This is how Louis Vuitton continues to take off with these concepts, offering an epic of space tourism. Here, architecture and design meet to offer us a collection of “proud and positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely”.
LV Cruise 2022 show description
Ax Majeur, near Paris, transforms a walk into fantastic daydreams. A sculpture conceived as a beautiful utopia, by a humanist artist whose compassionate and peaceful works are scattered across the world. An architecture of reconciliation, where water, light, wind, sand, concrete, stone and steel create a happy relationship between nature, space and time.
With the Cruise 2022 collection, Louis Vuitton is committed to this singular geometry, from “the Astronomical Island” to “Le Douze Colonnes” and “Le Jardin des Droits de l’Homme”, culminating in “La Passerelle”, opening up as much imaginary portals cross the atmosphere and – why not? – touch infinity.
Scenography images provided on behalf of Louis Vuitton
An optimistic company that resembles luminous “fanfares” with joyful colors. A collection of proud and positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely. They are the image of harmony in an environment so close and yet so distant, without borders and open to adventure. We only need the most beautiful of passports: creation.
As always, it’s unlimited and free.
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Vogue points out that the collections’ space-pervasive themes “weren’t just metaphors for a vacation on land, or even cruises, but a literal step in the direction of what travel might look like in the near future.” .
So let’s take a look at some temperature-setting looks of what our vacation wardrobes might look like when space travel becomes a reality; as imagined by Nicolas Ghesquière.
Out of 45 runway looks presented, these 14 remain at the top of the list:
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In these images released on June 15; Bag and shoe detail during the Louis Vuitton 2022 cruise collection on June 8, 2021 in Cergy, France. (Photo by Estrop / Getty Images)
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