The unlikely union of frockcoat and sportswear was the source of a dozen or so looks, which, at first jarred, then garnered coos from the world’s press in Paris for this, the last big brand show of the season.

For Louis Vuitton’s spring-summer 2018 runway show, artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière fused 18th century aristocracy with modern-day street wear. The French designer opened the show with a series of embroidered jackets layered over running shorts with lace-up sneakers. From rich florals to gilded gold and silver metallics, the pieces paid tribute to a time long gone while remaining current.

As the show progressed, Ghesquière introduced bubble-shaped dresses, graphic stripes and balloon sleeved blouses. The statement piece of the season was a ‘Stranger Things’ t-shirt worn over a puffed blouse and pink trousers. For lighter options, shapeless dresses with silver embroideries and fringe brought a touch of romance to the new season.

Related: Fashion Week | Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2018 | Paris

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