On November 3rd in the USA will take place the presidential elections, and everyone from designers, celebrities and influencers are encouraging people to go out and VOTE.
Vote for change, vote because it’s our right and duty to do so and vote to let your voice and opinions heard. And featured on the first look of the SS21 collection of Louis Vuitton, under the Creative Direction of Nicolas Ghesquière, is the slogan VOTE, but also DRIVE and SKATE, to encourage women to not allow gender norms to stop them from doing whatever they want. Graphic and futuristic-chic are the key elements of the collection, that echoes “Wings of Desires” by Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of its human inhabitants, comforting the distressed.
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#LVSS21 Stepping into a territory that is still stylistically vague. With his latest #LouisVuitton collection, @NicolasGhesquiere ventures into a zone where the boundaries between masculine and feminine dissolve. Watch the Show at Samaritaine via link in bio. Show video features extracts from Wings of Desire directed by Wim Wenders Music composed by @tepr_ Musical direction by @woodkidmusic
“My question this season was less about one theme; it was about this zone between femininity and masculinity,” Ghesquière explained. “This zone is highlighted by nonbinary people, people that are taking a lot of freedom dressing themselves as they want, and, in turn, giving a lot of freedom to all of us. I found it inspiring to explore what the items are that represent this wardrobe that is not feminine, not masculine. I wanted to zoom in on that section in between.” The collection was also a mix and match of streetwear elements, like duster coat, minidress, and trainer combo, Ditto the lapel-less suits in khaki or silver sequins, which were also worn with sneakers. But they didn’t miss the designer futuristic approach to fashion like the straight-up skater tees that he opened with were spliced and diced into elaborate techno patchworks by the end. The outfits also feature elements which let them be adaptable to different bodies like the expandable jackets, built with panels that can be worn fittingly for a feminine silhouette, or loosened for a more generous cut, the Pants as well were designed with excess fabric to shape-shift. With this collection Ghesquière wanted to send a clear message, even during these difficult times, LV is for the people who never stop fighting.