louis vuitton highlights fornasetti archives in fall/winter 2021 collection

Mar 12, 2021

set inside the louvre’s michelangelo gallery, nicolas ghesquière unveiled his women’s fall-winter 2021 collection for louis vuitton. the show, which experimented with motion, timelessness and gender ambiguity, also presented a new collaboration with italian design atelier fornasetti. including new designs as well as reinterpretations of iconic models, the bags reflect historical imagery while combining fornasetti’s exquisitely illustrated world with ghesquière’s contemporary design.

‘with this collaboration, I wanted to use the pieces to evoke the continuing modernity of fornasetti’s artistic world,’ said nicolas ghesquière.

the louis vuitton x fornasetti collaboration is a unique voyage crossing borders between experimentation and tradition. in exemplifies fornasetti’s visionary depiction of the world together with the effective blend of louis vuitton’s forward-looking creativity and craft. the fornasetti images of antiquity build a time-traveling aesthetic and creative dialogue with the museum’s remarkable array of greek, etruscan, and roman sculpture. by incorporating the sculptures of the louvre with the set design, louis vuitton was able to reduce the amount of material used in the show by 70% compared to previous years. in keeping with the maison’s sustainability efforts and to give a second life to its ephemeral creations, the totality of the material will be reused to build new structures in the creative arts sector.

overall, the louis vuitton fall-winter 2021 collection embarks on an odyssey that reflects on greco-roman antiquity, incorporating the drawings by fornasetti that explore, illustrate, and impart style. the collection tells a story of mind, body and heart, where humankind takes center stage, in all its functional elegance, intellectual dominance and earthly seduction.

project info:

name: louis vuitton x fornasetti

collection: fall-winter 2021