If Nicolas Ghesquiere's Fall '16 collection for Louis Vuitton was hanging in our closet, I suspect we'd have no trouble getting dressed. It seems another designer in Paris is turning attention to what women are wearing now, crafting a lineup of knits, layered slip dresses, and streetwear — read: leather pants and jackets — that echo and enhance a woman's most functional pieces. To praise the wearability, I don't mean to discount the artistry: silk scarf prints and sharp, athletic-inspired colorblocking don't knock against each other but seem to melt, begging the question: why wouldn't you wear us together?
It's the notion of hard vs. soft — masculine details like military-inspired finishes on outerwear and leather bustiers fastened over slip dresses — that makes the collection pop, makes you sit up and take notice. It's the kind of look that hits you with a pang of jealousy when you see a confident, street-styled woman pulling it off in real life — so consider this the shortcut to doing it yourself.