Louis Vuitton Japan Inspired Cruise Show 2018

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French fashion designer and creative designer for Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquiére is known to showcase his spectacular collection in dramatic venues with beautiful architectural structures. Nicolas Ghesquiére continued to fuse his love for fashion and architecture by presenting the fourth cruise show for Louis Vuitton at the Miho Museum, Kyoto. The design of this historic structure with curvaceous walls, sloppy hallways and triangular motifs lends itself well to a runway show.

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The first piece from the collection was presented by Japanese actress Rila Fukushima, wearing a belt jacket with two leopard print shoulder patches on both sides. The inspiration for the collection was drawn from the designer’s admiration for Japanese culture such as samurai clothing, Japan-inked landscapes,  keikogi robe-like outfits worn for martial arts, voluminous dresses in colourful silks made with obi fabrics and figurative engravings. Exaggerated winged eyeliners, dramatic eyebrows and colourful face prints on models were inspired from the Kabuki mask like designs. The accessories for cruise collection pays a tribute to the Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto who created symbols, icons and characters for the accessories.

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                                                                                                                                                       -Akhila Kakarala
Pic courtesy: http://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/stories/womens-cruise-2018-show