Cruise fashion has always been about status. Conceived to service a luxury customer for whom every holiday demanded a flamboyant new wardrobe, the cruise concept has become an elite catwalk showdown between the world’s premier fashion houses.
The Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere has staged each of his cruise shows at a ‘WOW’ architectural landmark. This time, the show was held at the entrance to the Miho Museum, where a metal tunnel emerges from a Japanese mountainside and runs across a suspension bridge.
Models paraded down the catwalk strung between mountains in sleek tailoring, graphic prints, short hemlines and dramatic makeup. And of course, Japanese elements were fused into the collection, from embroidered dragons to kimono-style belts. Overall, the collection featured plenty of strong angles, layered prints and fabrics and covetable accessories.