On Sunday, Louis Vuitton hosted a show for their SS18 Cruise collection at the Miho museum in Japan. Creative director Nicolas Ghesquiére first visited the country twenty years ago and says that ever since he has been a regular visitor to the country, as he finds it so inspiring.
The models walked on a suspension bridge overlooking the Shigaraki mountains. The picturesque backdrop was the perfect setting to Ghesquiére’s new tribute collection to designer Kansaï Yamamoto, which celebrates Japan’s culture. The bags are a combination of classic Louis Vuitton, with plenty of the signature monogrammed canvas, but with some featuring Kabuki masks and colours which are new and striking.
Yamamoto is best known for creating costumes for David Bowie and it is clear to see his inspiration coming through in these designs. Cartoon like, colourful and bold. This was also reflected in the makeup look on the models, which were striking large cat flicks in black and purple hues.
In true Louis Vuitton style, they have created some styles in their ever popular designs, including a special edition of the Speedy. However, some new shapes were introduced including a circle box style bag. The resort collection looks like it will be a huge success with the fashion set.