Shattered mirrored pillars that instantly transport you to a lost city. That was the setting for the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 16 collection during Paris Fashion Week; a fitting backdrop for a brand that is synonymous with the art of travel - and perhaps, now, time travel. With subtle bone details, sportswear themes, stapled seams, animal print, hand-painted sequins and feminine layered prints (phewph) one need not be familiar with the heritage of Vuitton or history of Nicolas Ghesquiere to enjoy the melange of references in the collection. For those interested, you'll notice the subtle rolled hems on the knitwear first seen in Fall/Winter 15, the LV padlock and V hoop earrings printed on foulard blouses and the miniature soft leather trunks and camera bags, both of which I am painfully coveting. Each woman looked like a digital heroine storming down the runway of a virtual realm (Louis Vuitton's creative director is so fascinated by digital worlds that he made Lightning - the fictional character from Final Fantasy - one of the faces of the Series 4 campaign) so I digitally transformed a few of the captivating models, turning Fernanda Ly and her pink hair into a character from what I happily imagine to be the Louis Vuitton video game.
Shot on location at the Louis Vuitton Foundation
Photography, Editing and Digital Art by Kim Jones