15 May Message from the East: Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 Show
Louis Vuitton traveled to Kyoto, Japan to demonstrate his new cruise collection.
The show took place in the Miho museum on 14 May.
Louis Vuitton has always been related to spirit of wandering and willingness to explore unique places of wild nature, architecture and art.
This year, famous fashion brand will keep the traditions and will bring the show to the Miho Museum. Build by well-known architect Ieoh Ming Pei, Miho museum was constructed as a follow up of Louvre Museum in Paris.
The original idea of Miho Museum, since it opened in 1997 was to recreate a world paradise. The building is located in the end of the valley and has an access only through amazing metal tunnel and futuristic suspension bridge.
Furthermore, Miho Museum is a combination of modernity and exotics. Hence, it became a home for hundreds of unique artworks. And this year for the first time it opened doors for fashion show.
“I was immediately inspired by that place,” said Louis Vuitton womenswear Art Director Nicolas Ghesquière. “After the desert in Palm Springs and ocean in Rio de Janeiro, I wanted to introduce new green landscape to the public.”
“Also, Miho Museum continues our architectural journey and ideally suits Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 collection which is dedicated to the grandeur nature, geography and architecture.”
Louis Vuitton is closely connected with Japan. First of all, family coat of arms Mon inspired the fashion label to create famous Monogram canvas. Also, In XIX- XX centuries, well-known brand was using Japan silk for its collections. Moreover, in 1978 Louis Vuitton opened its first boutique in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. In addition, fashion label is constantly collaborating with world-famous artists from Japan, including Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Rei Kawakubo and Hiroshi Fujiwara.
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