Louis Vuitton Landed In Japan For Its Cruise 2018 Show | Fashion News
In the heart of the Kyoto medieval district, Louis Vuitton held an amazing fashion show presenting its cruise 2018 collection on Sunday night.
Kyoto has never seen something like this before, as the brand pushed the limits by taking a public road and turn it into a party, by taking over 15 historic restaurants to host its guests and hosting the very first private event at the prestigious Sennyu-ji temple.
Artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière created a collection that pays homage to the rich Japanese traditions, while further mining the tough-girl image he has created since joining Vuitton in 2013.
Japanese actress Rila Fukushima – who starred in The Wolverine – opened the catwalk with a belted jacked made of different furs, including a leopard print shoulder patches that popped against a maxi cotton shirt.
The collection recalls many Japan’s references like kabuki (dramatic drowns and cat-eye flicks), samurai armor (jersey and leather tops), obi fabrics (sharp suits and voluminous dresses in bright silks, and drawings used as prints.
“Every cruise collection is a discovery and it’s a game of integrating the culture of the country we are visiting with a point of view that is very French and Parisian”, Ghesquière said.