Louis Vuitton Will Make You Want To Go To A Space Disco From The Future

Velvet flares and sequins might just be your new favourite looks


by Laura Silver |
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Did Paris’s biggest designers confer in a galaxy far, far away when they were coming up with ideas for their SS15 collections? Raf Simons hosted his latest Dior show in a makeshift spaceship, Alexander Wang trotted out models dressed like scuba-rave ballerinas from The Matrix at Balenciaga, and today, at Nicolas Ghesquière’s second catwalk presentation for Louis Vuitton, we got what looked like a space disco from the future (it’s not just us whose obsessed with space right now then).


The show opened with giant screens playing close-ups of models’ un-made-up faces inviting the audience to ‘sit in a place that doesn’t exist for now’ — that place apparently being a glass spaceship in a secret woodland. Imagine if Star Trek went a bit Benneton advert and you get the picture.

‘The LV House wants to be able to travel to any part of the universe without moving’, they floating heads continued, and here’s what we found there: psychedelic prints, space-age 1960s knee-high boots and shift dresses and cropped velvet flares. It appeared to be retro night at Ghesquière’s disco. We told you that flares were in your future.


So your key take-home is that futuristic is the business and the leather knee-pads and armour-structured top Freja Beha Erichsen wore aboard Ghesquière’s space ship prove it, and the 1960s and 1970s take on the future is the way to do it for SS15 (flares in space!).

So like, the future, but in the past, re-interpreted for now – geddit? Just Google image search ‘David Bowie Ziggy Stardust’ while listening to Tangerine Dream on Spotify and you’ll get the picture.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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