If you have ever caught a flight out of New York City’s bustling John F. Kennedy International Airport, you know that it is quite the inspiring destination. This week, the departure zone was taken over by the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 collection runway show, a fantastic womenswear collection of incredible jackets, colorful layers, and logo-print accessories. Each of the looks in the line represents the constant “coming and going” we busy folks experience in our daily lives – and these are the outfits promising to keep up with the schedule.
“The 2020 Cruise Collection summarizes the exaltation of departure and the comings and goings during which one leaves behind a little bit of oneself and brings much back home. And isn’t New York the most fascinating of cities for its flow of cultures that blend together, enriching one another?” the brand shared in a press release.
“The dialogue between Paris and New York is a long-running conversation that the House began with the first trans-Atlantic crossings and continues today with this collection, like a stylistic to and fro,” Louis Vuitton added. “There’s America’s fascination with French fashion, that exception known as the Couture spirit. In counterpoint, there’s the foreigner’s fantasy of this incredible city. The reliefs of legendary buildings are transposed as sophisticated prints, clever embroideries and dazzling brocade that describe elegant out-of-towners; acid colors recall the brilliant light that rises from New York City’s Downtown to Uptown, the Wall Street uniform indulges in poetic transgressions, and shaded silhouettes stir a Gotham City ambiance. In this sartorial exchange, Louis Vuitton’s most luxurious expression draws on all its resources of savoir-faire, reveling in a mash-up of emotions and stories in the world’s most cinematic city.”
Louis Vuitton Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière was thrilled to be able to secure this unexpected location to showcase his latest city-inspired designs – which are all about wearing out on great travels, after all.
“I was lucky enough to have landed at the TWA Flight Center in the late Nineties,” he shared in a post-show press release. “It was something I could never forget. This place was forgotten for twenty years, and now has come back to life. It’s like a sanctuary that’s been revived and seeing it enchant anew in a different iteration, as a hotel, is a great pleasure. It’s about rediscovering of an uncommon place that yet is a part of American heritage.”