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DESIGN ME…

From sketch to catwalk, Louis Vuitton shares the making-of secrets from Nicolas Ghesquière’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

...A BAG

It is a bag crafted from a single piece of leather, expertly folded, then riveted, as on the edges of a trunk. In another nod to the past, the clasp was inspired by the asymmetric lock of a historic trunk. Metal patches are hand-stitched to the Triangle, which is like an envelope in three dimensions.

...A DRESS

It is a silk crepe dress on which the Monogram has been totally deconstructed and transformed into a graphic raindrop pattern. The stencil-effect print stands out in black against an optical white background. Certain petals have been re-embroidered with black micro-drops to create an intriguing 3D effect.

...A BELT

It is once again a trunk lock that provides the inspiration for this unprecedented chain. Each link is assembled by hand, and it takes eight hours to make one belt. At the end of the chain is a charm with a tiny gold trunk on a silver medallion. More than a belt, this is a jewel to be slung nonchalantly around the waist.

...A SHOE

It is an ankle boot with a resolutely contemporary vibe, perched on a faceted stiletto heel and playing with graphic color effects. The extremely streamlined toe conveys an impression of speed, which is accentuated by a white gaiter of the kind found on sports shoes. Last but not least, the saddle-stitching is a nod to the leather goods.

Tags: Savoir-Faire, Accessories, Leather goods, Ready to wear, Shoes, Asnières