Louis Vuitton Cruise 2025 Runway Unveils Eclectic Travel Moods

by Marane A. Plaza

Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

French-Belgian fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière, current creative director of Louis Vuitton womenswear, has always been recognized for his structured, sometimes even sci-fi, silhouettes. He is also known for showcasing the LV cruise collections in remarkable architectural landmarks. And this year, he chose Park Güell, the fairy-tale park designed by modernist architect Antoni Gaudi nestled in Barcelona, Spain.

Park Güell was originally envisioned by Eusebi Güell as a planned community with 60 homes, brought to life by the renowned architect of Catalan modernism Gaudí, but was canceled mid-construction by World War 1. Now, it has become celebrated park and a UNESCO site  popular for its scenic garden complex with modernist structures and colorful mosaics with the views of the gorgeous Barcelona.

“Being in Spain I thought of bringing together the drama and rigor of local traditions, mixing them with the extravagance of Spanish influences,” Ghesquière shared in a statement. “I tried to sample the chiaroscuro of the paintings of Francisco Goya and Diego Velázquez and I selected the materials that recalled the historic mosaics of Gaudí structuring layered looks and modernist architectural aesthetics. For the colour palette, however, I was inspired by Riccardo Bofil Levi, who over the years has always been one of my references.” 

The Louis Vuitton 2025 cruise collection runway presentation opened with a number of vareuse-inspired dresses in neutral colors like taupe and light gray, as well as tailored looks featuring bomber jackets and equestrian-inspired suits matched with chic trousers and midi-skirts — all capped off with thin, dapper gaucho hats.

Some pieces from this resortwear collection were edgier in black hues such as architectural dresses, leather frocks, and some crisp minimalist jumpsuits, while others are trouser-top ensembles. Coat dresses in cream and nude colors were pretty apparent, too.

Cropped capri trousers paired with structural tops in neutral colors, which were visibly accessorized with fringed ankle boots, signaled a note-worthy styling trend for the season, too.

Elaborate long dresses with sheer details were seen, too.

Layering dark-colored pieces was also featured in the collection, with some ensembles being big on houndstooth stripe prints, polka dot ruffles or fringe details.

Sculptural co-ords were prominent too, as well as dashing floral eyelets were note-worthy, too. Flowy midi-dresses redolent of bohemian references were presented, too.

Bubbled dresses and skirts in satin materials and vibrant colors gave off a jaunty mood reminiscent of the ’80s fashion, with hints of the Spanish flair.

The Louis Vuitton cruise 2025 collection indeed boasted multifaceted layers of style moods perfect for an eclectic travelwear. Backdropped in an architectural marvel, LV has once again proven that it advocates not only wearble luxury fashion, but also design-defining heritage. The aesthetic of Ghesquière is as audacious as its Spanish artists he drew inspiration from.

French-Belgian fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière, current creative director of Louis Vuitton womenswear

In the Philippines, Louis Vuitton stores are located at G/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza Street, Makati Avenue 1200 in Makati City, as well as Ground Floor, The Shoppes, Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue in Paranaque City.