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. The extraordinary Bob and Dolores Hope Estate, the location of the #LouisVuitton #LVCruise Show by @nicolasghesquiereofficial in #LVPalmSprings A video posted by Louis Vuitton Official (@louisvuitton) on May 8, 2015 at 1:55pm PDT 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. Walk through @louisvuitton private cruise collection viewing with STYLE. #byinvitation #lvcruise2016 #lvhongkong #louisvuitton #lv #cruise #fashion #aw1516 #love #luxury #best #style #stylescmp A video posted by Style_SCMP (@style_scmp) on Aug 31, 2015 at 8:05pm PDT On hand: @louisvuitton petite Malle in plexiglass. #byinvitation #lvhongkong #lvcruise2016 #louisvuitton #bagaholic #wiwt #fashion #fashion #luxury #style #stylescmp A photo posted by Style_SCMP (@style_scmp) on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:09pm PDT 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.