If you thought nothing could top Louis Vuitton’s spectacular Rio de Janeiro cruise show last season, then creative director Nicolas Ghesquière will have you thinking again. The French fashion house has just announced they will be heading east, to Japan on May 14 for the runway presentation. Undoubtedly bringing a whole host of fashion's elite with them, the exact location and city has yet to be confirmed. Having already shown cruise in Monaco and Palm Springs before the Rio show, Japan isn’t a completely random choice with Louis Vuitton having a long history with the country.
Having opened their first stores in Tokyo and Osaka in 1978, the brand has in fact been preserving their bond with the country since the 19th century. In terms of design the mon which is a Japanese emblem that is used to decorate and identify a family, inspired the iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram canvas. There has also been many collaborations with talented artists from the region including the likes of Takashi Murakami famed for his graffiti designs (we all remember the camouflage and cosmic blossom collections), Yayoi Kusama, Rei Kawakubo and from recent Instagram teasers Hiroshi Fujiwara is up next.