When Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquiere picked Palm Spring’s iconic Bob Hope Estate as the venue for the brand’s Cruise Collection show in May, not many were surprised. The futuristic 1970s estate matched his vision and aesthetics for the collection perfectly. 

The collection mixes soft vintage touches inspired by the ’70s with nods to Ghesquiere’s take on futurism. Elegant silk and paper-thin leather gave the pieces movement and grace, while tough harnesses and chain-link details provided a contrasting edginess.

 

 

Last week, Louis Vuitton brought the collection from Palm Springs to a private showing in Taipei – transplanting Ghesquiere’s vision from sunny California to the heart of Asia. To match the ambience of the show, the brand created an airy open space to showcase the designs.

STYLE got a first-hand look at the collection.

 

 

 

Cruise collections are emerging from the shadows of traditional seasonal shows. Gone are the days when the resort lines were simply pieces to fill the gaps between spring/summer and autumn/winter collections: read more

Check out the round-up of STYLE’s favourite looks from cruise collection shows earlier this year.