The fashion industry has always been tied up in one way or another with other aesthetic pursuits like art and architecture, and no brand has explored those intersections as ardently in the past decade as Louis Vuitton. The brand has collaborated with legendary architect Frank Gehry on both buildings and accessories, and this weekend, LV took its Cruise 2018 show on the road to the I.M. Pei-designed Miho Museum outside Kyoto, Japan. The clothes reflected designer Nicolas Ghesquiere's twin interests in both architecture and Japanese culture, and the results were beautiful.
We have yet to locate any side-shot images of the bags, which are more readily available during the traditional fashion week shows of spring and fall, but because of the kinds of bags Vuitton shows, many of them are plenty visible from the straight-on runway shots. The lineup includes variations on the popular Speedy, as well as circular bags reminiscent of hat boxes and flap bags adorned with cartoon faces, created alongside legendary Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto. Check them all out below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]