Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2022-2023 “Ode to Ephebe”. Review by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
Nicolas Ghesquière, Ephebe himself, created an art story about wonder, artistic exploits of a young generation. The collection has been presented at Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Museum of impressionist masterpieces saw today one of a kind impressionist masterpieces of Ephebe for the new generation of Ephebes. Even in old times “Ephebes” was a name used for young men, who are finding their way as artists, poets, musicians, or military. This word combines Greek elements: the prefix epi- meaning “on” or “at” and hēbē, meaning “early manhood” or “youth.”
Today genderless, or pretending to be, generation is hunger for discovery, art, philosophy, music, poetry, understanding of life. Oversized jackets, dresses, blouses, men-ish looks is the collection for Ephebes. Beautiful creative story told by ephebe explorer Nicolas Ghesquière today.
“Reconnecting with an instinct for clothing devoid of convention. A special moment that belongs to the formative years, the ones that forge character. An essential, initiatory journey that Louis Vuitton wanted to recommence with its Fall-Winter 2022-2023 women’s ready-to-wear collection. An excursion into a perceptible, fleeting, and decisive moment when everything comes to the fore, in all its innocence and insight. The impermanence and beautiful volatility of adolescence.
Testing. Trying. Playing. Knowing. Yearning. Desiring… Wanting it all. Without restrictions. Having the world at your feet. Embracing everything and approaching taste as a personal construct — because character is what guides destiny. Freedom is all, without directive or impediment.
This collection is dedicated to youth, in hopes that it can keep the unresolved poetry of adolescence like a flawless garment — in all its vivid romanticism, inspiring idealism, hope for the future, for a better world, and its dreams of perfection.”
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