Female Samurais Strut Down Louis Vuitton's 2018 Cruise Runway in Kyoto, Japan
It’s a beautiful ode to Japanese culture.
This time last year, Nicolas Ghesquière put on a stunning runway show for Louis Vuitton in Rio de Janeiro, where he impressed guests with his choice of an ultra-futuristic show space. As if that wasn’t spectacular enough, the designer has brought fashion’s finest to the picturesque Kyoto over the weekend to present his 2018 cruise collection.
Set in the Miho Museum designed by renowned architect I. M. Pei, the runway presentation saw an abundance of references to Japanese culture. In particular, Ghesquière has tapped iconic Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto to collaborate on a handful of illustrated sequined dresses and Kabuki-eyed bags. Models including Rila Fukushima and Fernanda Ly were seen wearing dramatic brows and exaggerated cat-eye, while donning pieces inspired by samurai armor, traditional fisherman prints and even the cult-classic Japanese film series, Stray Cat Rock.
Scroll through above to check out highlights of the show, then watch the video below to get a closer look at the show space.
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