The Modernity of Antiquity
Chanel’s Cruise this season was at their hometown, in Paris at the Grand Palais. The scenario was all inspired by Ancient Greece and its ruins. As the title portrays, the collection mirrored the Greek-inspired set. The outfits varied between one-shouldered silhouettes, adorned headbands and gold accents which pretty much illustrated the image of a Grecian Goddess. Footwear was really based on knee-high gladiator heels that had a vast range of colours: yellow, blue, red, black and etc.
The show was held in Calabasas, the tony suburb in the Valley. This season, Chiuri was closely inspired by nature. She stated that the collection includes references to Palaeolithic cave paintings, Georgia O’Keeffe and feminist shaman Vicki Noble. The cuts kind of pushed to the adult woman type but could easily be broken down into a quite modern street style.
Louis Vuitton Resort
Louis Vuitton chose Shinbashi Street, in the heart of Kyoto’s medieval district, as their place to celebrate its cruise 2018 collection. The collection was quite inspired by Japanese references. You could see such references mainly in the dresses and Kabuki-eyed bags. We could argue that Ghesquière’s collection was a love letter to Japan’s culture in general. He managed to produce something very dense with prints, textures and layers mixed with a strong attitude.