From the City of Lights to the former imperial capital of Japan. Louis Vuitton presented its Cruise Collection 2018 at the Miho Museum in Kyoto, which combines extreme modernity with natural surroundings. Architect I.M.Pei conceived the building to represent Shangri-La, the mythic heaven on earth thought to be found in a secret Himalayan valley. The fusion of urban and natural that so pervades Japan has served Nicolas Ghesquière as a starting point for this collection.
The 2018 Cruise Collection alternates between the present day and a noble ancestral civilization, between futurism and poetry, between huge, vibrant cities and delicate landscapes. At the very heart of the question is the evolution from tradition to modernity. 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.
VIDEO: LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE SHOW 2018 IN KYOTO, JAPAN
LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE SHOW 2018
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