Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Review: Louis Vuitton Series 3
Last weekend saw the last days of the Louis Vuitton Series 3 exhibition situated on Londons Strand, just a few doors down from the famous Somerset House. A modern and unexpected reinterpretation of the Autumn/Winter 2015 show, the exhibition, followed on from Series 1 and Series 2, invited visitors to explore Nicolas Ghesquière’s inspirations for the collection as the Artistic Director for women’s collections at Louis Vuitton. The fashion house took over 13 rooms and three floors of Brutalist concrete space 180 Strand, in an exhibition that allowed visitors to witness every stage of the creative process – from first inspiration to catwalk show. The bold, experimental exhibition was a fully immersive experience, with exhibits including a massive LED trunk, video installations, 3D-printed mannequins and an on-site atelier. Each room showcased a different aspect of the collection, from the first impactful domed room representing the initial inspiration, to the insightful videos about the creation process, culminating in a glass cased room housing the entirety of the collection, that actually invited you to touch (but not try on) the final collection. Although Vuitton wouldn't be my first choice label - not my usual aesthetic, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition and can't wait for Series 4. If you weren't able to see the exhibition before it closed, you can see the few snaps I was able to take below.