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There’s no need to venture far to create the impression of travelling. It’s enough to reach far back to the Golden Age, or Age of Enlightenment – eras that forged the essence of our civilisation.
Louis Vuitton embarks on an odyssey with a Fall-Winter 2021 collection that incorporates fabulous drawings by Piero Fornasetti, an Italian artist, recalling the delicate, fanciful engravings of an enduring era.
Following the show collection, this bold and beautiful transversal collection features a broader selection of Louis Vuitton products that draw on Fornasetti motifs, such as buildings, locks, keys and portraits. Highlights include a captivating version of the Cannes bag in transformed leather, beautifully embellished with a Fornasetti black-and-white architectural drawing and reminiscent of the Renaissance-era Baptistery in Florence. The reworked Petite Malle that seems to be inflated and covered with a dome printed metallic leather, creating a striking optical illusion is another highlight.
In the Fall-Winter 2021 collection, three different mythical figures embodyes the Odyssey (the story of the conquest of the body, heart and mind) in which humankind takes centre stage. Its functional elegance, intellectual dominance and earthly seduction are depicted in various fashion expressions:
Diana, Goddess of the hunt, symbolises conquest and women’s reappropriation of it – expressed through parkas, military influences and gladiator-inspired looks.
Venus, Goddess of beauty and love, embodies the essence of femininity – expressed through quilted and shiny dresses.
Minerva, Goddess of strategy, represents intelligence and wisdom – expressed through padded dresses adorned with faces of philosophers and thinkers.
Velvet dresses, shiny printed jersey tops upon which Fornasetti drawings of ancient statues are overlaid on high-tech thermal-camera imagery, as well as fleece-hooded jackets and tailoring pieces, form the highlights of the collection. This includes an oversized outerwear piece featuring the Fornasetti print both in a stamp-inspired coloured version and, in a gold-coated version.
See photos of your favourite celebrities like G.E.M., Irene Kim, Liu Yifei and Nayeon modelling the latest collection.
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