I haven’t written in a while as I am back at university. Luckily, I am close enough to London that I can drive there every now and then to share new exhibitions and restaurants with you.
Over the weekend, I went to Norfolk for a family wedding. My cousins live in Great Yarmouth, where a large Greek community is based to my surprise. We spent the wedding day among family, as any Greek wedding is, starting from the morning at the house of the bride or groom, later attending church and the reception and dinner in the evening. We drank, danced and celebrated the event until the early hours of the next day. The next morning we took a stroll along the beach from our hotel and later a walk along the Pier in Great Yarmouth. I’m not going to lie, there isn’t much to do there, and however the company of family and friends make these trips outside of London worthwhile. The second part of the wedding continued until the day after at my cousin’s home, where we had a big barbeque, and a live singer, which later turned into a small Greek karaoke dance party! A perfect end to a wonderful weekend of wedding celebrations.
Before returning to university, I spent a few hours in London, where I took the opportunity to finally visit the Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition. A must see exhibit for anyone who is interested in how a fashion collection is created and the heritage of a brand such as the historic, luxury Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition
“Series 3” is a stand-alone exhibition showcasing a designer and his creative process and influences. Far more than a simple collection, it is a stream of consciousness, dreams and self-reflexive journeys. Inside a designer’s mind, muses intertwine with cherished memories and visions of new shapes, cuts and meticulous craftsmanship.
He sits between the past, he embraced and the future. The designer’s careful thoughts pair with a delicate artisanal touch: a new moment of excellence born to this union.
“Series 3” retraces Nicolas Ghesquière’s Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection for Louis Vuitton. “Series 3” is a sensorial journey, venturing deep into the designer’s soul and an artisan’s heart. An adventure along the emotional corridors of Louis Vuitton.
Genesis of a Collection
Last call for this experimental and emotional journey through the principles of a Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection. Enter into this extraordinary, geodesic dome, a reference to the structure built for the fashion show at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, in homage to the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller. Inside, awaits an odyssey in time and space.
What is a collection? How does a designer imagine a dress? How does Nicolas Ghesquière dream up a silhouette? These moments of thought and creation are expressed through the voice of Adèle Exarchopoulos to discover how the Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 came to be.
In the centre of the room, a Louis Vuitton trunk containing Nicolas Ghesquière’s creative process and inspiration. Over a century after its inception, the trunk still holds some of Louis Vuitton’s most treasured secrets and guards many of Nicolas Ghesquière’s new ones. It only has to be opened, and all shall be revealed…
Each craftsman’s movement is that of an artist. Enter into the heart of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire and discover where experienced hands bring to life the Louis Vuitton icons. A thousand movements come together to create each special piece. Follow them in real-time as artisans create La Petite Malle and the Dora, two of Louis Vuitton’s New Classics.
Relive the excitement that surrounds a show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, where the Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 fashion show actually took place. 48 looks, backstage: 30 make-up artists under Pat McGrath’s guidance, 25 hairdressers under Paul Hanlon, 45 model dressers…One designer: Nicolas Ghesquière.
The Science of Savoir-Faire
The creativity of the designer becomes reality through the artisans’ touch and the precision of the laser.
A Tale of Craftsmanship
Be the hand behind each creation… Experience these movements… See the Louis Vuitton artisans and experience life in the atelier where only hand can yield such beauty. Here, time stands still.
“I’ve always loved designing accessories. For me, accessories never stand alone, there has to be a common thread between them. They’re an integral part of each outfit, either clashing or complementing it. They share the same sentiment and movement as the garment. A silhouette is a complete make-up of all these elements.” Nicolas Ghesquière.