Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2018 collection was certainly a cultural spectacle to rival the scale of its contemporaries, with models taking to an epic runway at the Miho Museum in Kyoto, Japan. The space was designed by I.M. Pei in 1997 as the home for Mihoko Koyama’s art collection and features several buildings connected with mountainside paths and a network of tunnels. Japanese actor Rila Fukushima opened the show, followed by Fernanda Ly, Kiki Willems, and Mica Arganaraz.
In the collection’s early looks, exaggerated, oversized shirting in classic stripes played peek-a-boo underneath leather patchwork jackets featuring leopard print panels. Studded cap sleeves, soft leathers, metallic accents, blouson sleeves, and miniature LV monogram hat box bags made for an eclectic mix of LV’s past, present, and future in design. If you want to remix this collection and make it your own, the possibilities are endless here. There’s a key piece for understated dressers and those who crave the limelight.
The sparkling minidresses – a collaboration with Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto – featured samurai faces etched in sequins. The two dresses in silver and black made a play to be the show-stopping sartorial statement of the 55-look collection. Pat McGrath added va-va-voom with an exaggerated carbon black winged cat-eye and matte foundation. Kabuki makeup was referenced with bold strokes of pink and violet streaked across certain models for an element of surprize.
Onto the leather hardware, where strips of studded leather suspended between a strong shoulder line and nipped-in waist undergirded the masculine edge to Louis Vuitton Resort.
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This LV woman is ready to battle the metropolis with Nicolas Ghesquière’s East-meets-West uniform to drive her into the day ahead. If you’ve missed the Resort 2018 collections so far, recap on the highlights at Chanel, Prada, Dior here in our runway edit: