The Creative Director of the House, Nicolas Ghesquière presented his Autumn / Winter 2018 RTW Collection in the heart of Paris, the Louvre.
His collection was all about dense tweed and leather skirts cut above the knee, fixed rigidly on the hip, modestly amplified shoulder, neat skirts, chain belts and airhostess heels, unusual nun collars, scuba diving waspies, and gold-buttoned riding bustiers styled over cosy jumpers, skirts and dresses were in the high seat rather than trousers.
Nicolas Ghesquière pointed out that his collection is an expression of the freedom, the power and the rights of women. Although, many could disagree as his models appeared on the stage as little girls playing dress-up about them, he mentions that women do not have to act like men in order to be repsected. He was inspired from the powerful women that raised him and taught him to fight, going back to the past.
“I wanted to look back to the women, who surrounded me when I grew up. That helped me to make choices and built my aesthetic”,
“We forget that some very strong women wore very feminine outfits, and I love this idea of women, who were changing the world and did not have to dress like men, or for men. The women I tried to show today are that”,
“I was, and still am, surrounded by very inspiring women. They taught me who I am and how to be”.
His scope ?
A flexible everyday wardrobe.
“She wants to be free to make choices”