Rumours about Nicolas Ghesquière’s new post as a Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, which started since Marc Jacobs stepped down from this position in October, are now confirmed. He already started working on the fall/winter 2014 collection for Louis Vuitton, which will be shown at Paris Fashion Week in March. Everyone is eager to find out how is he going to contribute to the style of the brand which will be 160 years old in 2014.
Ghesquière started working for Balenciaga in 1997, when he was only 25 years old. His ground breaking design immediately turned Balenciaga into a critically acclaimed brand, because he was making wearable art, rather than just mainstream fashion. Marc Jacobs is quite the opposite with his sense for commercial success. Throughout his 16 years long career at Louis Vuitton, he managed to transform luggage and accessories brand into bestselling luxury fashion label. His design is literally appealing to everyone, while Ghesquière’s style is very avant-garde. It will certainly be a challenge for him.
When he was asked how he feels about working for Louis Vuitton, Ghesquière replied: “I am very honoured of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.”
While we are all waiting to see Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton, have a look at some of his designs for Balenciaga selected for you by ModXchange: