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.
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A selection of compelling details from the Louis Vuitton show.
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.Instagram Fashion Show Ready to wear Cruise Kyoto Nicolas Ghesquière
A selection of the top looks from the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 show.
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.
Among the highlights, discover actresses Rila Fukushima and Doona Bae opening and closing the fashion show in Kyoto.Nicolas Ghesquière Ready to wear Fashion show Video Looks
Guests from across the globe gathered in a mesmerizing setting: Miho Museum south-east of Kyoto.
Inaugurated in 1997, the Miho Museum was conceived to be a terrestrial paradise, inspired by Shangri-La, the legendary heaven-on-earth. Nestled in a hidden valley, the museum is revealed through a spectacular metal tunnel and a futuristic suspension bridge.
In this fascinating setting, photographer Saskia Lawaks captured the guests a few seconds before the show, taking their seat in the front row. Among the celebrities present: Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Laura Harrier, Fan Bing Bing, Sophie Turner, Isabelle Huppert, Riley Keough, Grace Coddington, Marina Foïs, Hidetoshi Nakata, Rila Fukushima, Shioli Kutsuma, Mirai Yamamoto, Kansaï Yamamoto, Tang Yan, Janice Man, Urassaya Sperbund.
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Explore the location and setting for the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 fashion show.
For the fourth Cruise Collection under designer Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton chose the Miho Museum designed by I.M. Pei, the architect of the Grand Louvre and its pyramids in Paris.
Nestled in a hidden valley, the museum is revealed through a spectacular metal tunnel and a futuristic suspension bridge. This unique home to more than a thousand works of art, blends exoticism with modernity, while steeped in the most luscious forest.
"After the desert and Palm Springs, the ocean and Rio, I wanted to introduce people to another landscape, to immerse them in a sea of green" explains Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women's Collections at Louis Vuitton.
"With the I.M. Pei's Miho Museum we are continuing an architectural voyage that suits the Maison Louis Vuitton to a tee. For our 2018 Cruise fashion show we are transported into a tangled web of nature, geographical greatness and a unique architectural vision."Fashion Show Nicolas Ghesquière Ready to wear Video
A guide to the upcoming Cruise collection through a series of inspirational images.
In the days leading up to the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 Show, that will take place in the breathtaking Miho Museum, south-east of Kyoto, discover the inspirations of the collection.
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