Change: it’s been the theme for fashion’s biggest luxury brands both pre-pandemic and throughout the global health crisis. In many different ways, designers are at a crossroads, embracing hot-button issues such as sustainability, gender fluid fashion and now, designing and presenting in the midst of a global pandemic. At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquiere has always been a change-maker for the brand, paring down the more baroque details of his predecessor Marc Jacobs into wearable, covetable designs.
Louis Vuitton is first and foremost a leather goods company, which means that by default, its shows are handbag heavy. Ghesquiere does far more for the brand that’s just as noteworthy, and though overall his theme for spring 2021 revolved around gender inclusivity, the seasoned creative director’s bags were something to be seen.
“I DON’T KNOW HOW THE SITUATION WILL CHANGE FASHION AND PEOPLE’S PERCEPTION OF IT, WHAT I THINK IS THERE IS AN ACCELERATION IN IMPORTANT SUBJECTS, LIKE INCLUSIVITY.” – NICOLAS GHESQUIERE TO VOGUE.
Monogram was not a key focus for this collection, rather Ghesquiere emphasized the season’s signature color, vibrant green, which was spotted throughout both on existing silhouettes and new ones alike. The brand’s now-iconic Petite Malle was spotted in green with black trim as well as a new textured leather top handle bag, with a sleek, refined shape. Though monogram was not a huge focus throughout, one of the show’s most standout designs was the brand’s new Utility Crossbody bag, which can be worn a myriad of ways, proving that multi-function bags are here to stay. View bags from the collection below.