Friday, 7 March 2014

PFW #9: Louis Vuitton, Zuhair Murad | Autumn-Winter 2014-15: Ready-To-Wear

I liked this collection a lot, until I saw Nicolas Ghesquière's welcome letter. Now I love it. Saluting his formidable predecessor Marc Jacobs, and describing his "quest for authenticity and innovation. The desire for timelessness.", Ghesquière landed himself in everybody's good books before the show had even started. A 70's inspired feel was set the moment Freja Beha Erichsen strutted down the runway in a roll-neck dress and trench coat, and this vibe was maintained throughout the show by the garish-in-places patterns (check out Malaika Firth's look) and printed mini-dresses such as in the last image. A fusion of timeless iconography and a new breath of Louis-life was embodied in the restructuring of the monogram bags, reflecting the Ghesquière's desire for 'a new day' as well as the aforementioned timelessness. As far as a debut goes, I think Ghesquière has nailed it.

As you all know, Zuhair Murad is one of my favourite designers, though I do tend to lean more towards his couture collections than his ready-to-wear. However, this time around the more casual looks are still incredibly glamorous, featuring lots of my beloved beading and sparkles, as well as power-house blazer and trouser looks. I love the whole collection, though the first black jumpsuit, the maroon dress on the far right of row three and the final black dress are truly stand out pieces for me. Mr Murad, I adore you!

(All photographs have been taken from and belong

PFW Day 9 marks the end of the relentless marathon that has been the Autumn/Winter fashion shows, and |I have absolutely loved reporting on my favourite collections of each day. However with the end fashion week comes the return of normal beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogging, and I have some exciting new posts lined up for you all. Until next time, goodbye Fashion Week! 

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