Finally, we can see the Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 collection, shown at the Miho Museum near Kyoto — an ethereal mountaintop venue designed by I.M. Pei! The location for this show was beautiful, the collection was also stunning and drew so much reference to Japanese culture.
First of all, the show opened with Rila Fukushima, wearing a belted jacket made from patchwork of furs over a striped shirt. Then after that, you can really see and feel the Japanese culture reference sticking to almost all of the looks: samurai armors, traditional fisherment prints, and the bad-ass girls vibe that you get from the Japanese movie Stray Cat Rock – it’s fantastic!
Other looks that catch our eyes were the puff sleeves on blouses and oversized hourglass suit jackets, accompanied with pairs of cropped cowboy boots. Gold and black (also transparent) jacquard dresses worn over a combo of bralette and pants that inspired you to just wear both and not choose one, between a dress or pants.
We also love the samurai references: jackets and vests that looked like an armor made by leather! Those felt really cool and gave us the women warrior vibe. Also, last but not least, the make up. It was actually pretty simple, but painted kabuki that slashed across models’ cheek, the dramatic brows and cat-eyes, those were the things Japanese would definitely appreciate!