Pharrell Williams debut for Louis Vuitton was nothing short of grand.
by far the most anticipated show of this fashion week
pharrell’s L.V show featured a huge runway
glorious live music and a star studded audience
all tied together in a spectacular presentation.
the new creative director of the French luxury brand
showcased the men’s spring-summer 2024 collection
at the Pont Neuf in Paris to kick off the Paris fashion week.
the invitation for the show dubbed “L.Vers” was a newspaper print out
off the New York times announcing the collection
dedicated to “lovers” on the front page.
speaking of the actual collection
one major highlight of the garments on the runway
appeared to be a digitalized damoflage motif
seen on pharrell himself as he walked out at the end of the show
and a number of high profile attendees including kim kardashian
spotted in a cozy athleisure rendition of the print.
the motif repeatedly appeared on hoodies, bags, jackets and suits
through-out the collection.
the collection features a total of 75 looks
with ample accessories including bags and luggage boxes .
the feedback for the collection so far has been mixed
and inevitable comparisons have been drawn
to Pharrell’s late predecessor.
the truth is, the collection cannot truly be faulted.
at most, critics claim it is not “spectacular” or “mind blowing”.
but a reoccurring accusation from the fashion community
is the fact that the actual designer/designers responsible for the garments
will never get the recognition, because as we all know
pharrell has no form of fashion education.
this is not a new accusation against modern creative directors
and the fashion houses appointing them.
the late Virgil Abloh was not spared from the critics either
yet ended up being a huge success at the house.
This is a decent start for the multi-hyphenate
and it is way to early to decide his fate
at the luxury French house.
check out some looks from Pharrell Williams debut collection below
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