Why geeks are so chic

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STRANGER THINGS were hap­pen­ing on the Louis Vuit­ton cat­walk this week. Among the se­quin shifts and bro­cade coats, cre­ative di­rec­tor Ni­co­las Gh­esquière in­cluded a Stranger Things trib­ute T-shirt in the S/S ’18 col­lec­tion. Lay­ered over a vo­lu­mi­nous prairie blouse and worn with nar­row trousers, it got the LV stamp of ap­proval. Net­flix and chic.

So, is the sci-fi tee the new state­ment sta­ple? It cer­tainly piqued our in­ter­est (no mean feat af­ter a month of cat­walks). Though one ob­ses­sive of the show, who’s been wear­ing her own fan tee for months (you can get ver­sions for less than £20 – Red­bub­ble does a good one. No word yet on what Vuit­ton’s will re­tail for, but it will be more than £20), tells us, ‘Geek T-shirts are for geeks not the cat­walk.’

But who’s to say the two are mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive? Gh­esquière’s own sci-fi geek­dom has been writ­ten across many of his col­lec­tions – both at Ba­len­ci­aga and now Vuit­ton – where he’s riffed on ev­ery­thing from Star

Wars to The Ghost In The Shell. One thing’s for sure, your next Net­flix binge is go­ing to feel stylish.

Top, £20, Red­bub­ble (red­bub­ble.com)

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