Big in Japan!
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 Fashion Show at Miho Museum, Japan
Per the request of Louis Vuitton, and creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, the style set packed their LV monogrammed luggage and caught a flight to Kyoto. Why the long trek? It’s because that’s where the label unveiled their Cruise 2018 collection, in a very lavish affair that spanned quite a few days.
May 21st, 2017. At the very heart of the Miho Museum, an architectural masterpiece designed by the architect I.M. Pei, the enchanting scenography of the Louis Vuitton show underlines the inspiring details of Nicolas Ghesquière's collection.
The artistic Director of the Maison Louis Vuitton pays a tribute to Kansaï Yamamoto and offers a fusion between futurism and poetry through a creative reinterpretation of iconic codes, patterns and fabrics that embody the Louis Vuitton identity.
Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2018 collection alternates between the present day and a noble ancestral civilization, between futurism and poetry, between huge, vibrant cities and delicate landscapes.
The garments recall samurai, figurative engraving, inked landscapes, ceremonial dress, the keikogi of martial arts, the Kurosawa cinematic dramaturgy, or the unique melancholy of Kitano. Urban pantsuits and architectural tunics are designed in the spirit of Hokusai. Interwoven jersey and leather sweaters recall the armor of Japanese warriors.
Evening dresses gleam with Noh theater gold. Delicately crafted obi belts become the fabric of tapered trousers. Handbags and clutches are decorated with Kabuki masks.