May 14-th, 2017 was the official date when one of the most famous fashion brands worldwide presented its Womenswear Collection in Japan – Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018, which staged two of the most famous actresses Rila Fukushima and Doona Bae.
Nicolas Ghesquière, the Creative Director of the fashion house, choose to present its fourth Resort collection for Louis Vuitton in a specific place: The Miho Museum from Kyoto, created by the famous architect I.M. Pei in the mountains. With a suspended bridge over an empty breathtaking place, it’s one of the most interesting places in the world. It was perfect for the event itself and Ghesquière knew it.
Ghesquière’s collection had obvious references from the Japanese culture: embroidery with sequins in the shape of a samurai, prints with Japanese watercolors, specific ceremony dresses. The urban suits with pants and architectural tunics were made in the spirit of Hokusai. Some of the bags were decorated with Kabuki masks.
For this collection, Ghesquière collaborated with Kansai Yamamoto, the famous Japanese designer who created especially for the Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection 2018 the faces of samurai and the symbols from the dresses and even decorated the leather bags first created by Ghesquière.
The designer Kansai Yamamoto is famous because he was bold enough to introduce his culture in Paris. He is also known as the designer of most of David Bowie’s costumes.
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 Womenswear Collection has a certain extravaganza and it’s a mix between modern fashion and an ancient noble civilization, between big city vibe and delicate landscapes.
Here are the looks of Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 Womenswear Collection.
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