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LOUIS VUITTON SS18, PARIS
The Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2018 collection - unveiled at Palais Royal in Paris - was inspired by the wanderlust and travel that characterises the brand itself.
Kim Jones, Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, elaborates on his vision for the collection:
"Someone gave me the book Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Yet Visited and Never Will, and I realised I'd been to about all of them! I thought of specific islands - New Zealand, Easter Island, and especially Hawaii - but I was also inspired by the idea of an island, and of travel. Of moving easily from place to place, and experiencing these different pockets of civilisation, these different identities simultaneously."
In the same way that islands allow for the evolution of unique ecosystems and cultures, outfits were presented as distinct, standalone styles with their own idiosyncrasies and quirks.
The collection presented several key themes, beautifully interpreted and artfully interwoven: new Hawaiian patterns, extreme sports, graphic logos, fusion, juxtaposition, relaxed tailoring, lightweight fabrics, mesh layers and pacific colorways.
See below for pictures of the incredible collection that must be seen to be both believed and understood.