Warrior woman in Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 Collection

About the show

In terms of new cruise season, Louis Vuitton surprised guests from all over the world.

Supermodel Rila Fukushima opened the show, which took place in the Miho museum located in wild forest of Kyoto.

Rila Fukushima opening the show

As soon as the show started, it was immediately clear that new collection is a balance between past and present, West and East cultures.

Creative director Nicolas Ghesquière took inspiration from Akira Kurosawa movies and Japanese cultural heritages.

Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 collection in details

Every appearance of the show referred to the Japanese history, arts or fashion, from prints from clothes of common fisherman to flowers seen in Kurosawa movies.

The key clothes in the Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 Show became slim waist jackets with underlined shoulder line. This model was named Ghesquière’s favourite since he was working on Balenciaga.

Women’s kimono became the main accent of the show. Jackets and trench coats were garnished with prints from national geisha and samurai costumes.

In order to highlight the elements from Japanese culture, Ghesquière collaborated with Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto.

Furthermore, some part of the collection was dedicated to mark Yamamoto’s work. Ghesquière quite often visits Japanese designer’s clothing auctions and buys clothes from there. Hence, it was not a surprise to see Japanese designer’s prints on some cloths in the collection.

Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 collection has a Japanese restrain combined with short skirts, transparent materials and animal prints.

Despite the fact that collection was created for the warm times of the year, it includes a variety of fur cloaks, pullovers, trench coats and warm suits. Moreover, ideally designed jackets are complemented with shirts and low waistline trousers.

Make-up, which comes from the famous Japanese theatre Kabuki, helped to transfer martial spirit of the outlook. Models demonstrated heavily lined eyes and pink cheeks.

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